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EuroScience Issues Open Letter to President Erdogan

In an Open Letter to Turkish President Erdogan, EuroScience President Lauritz Holm-Nielsen and Secretary General Peter Tindemans express great concerns about the threats to openness, independence and autonomy of the scientific and educational endeavour in Turkey following recent dismissals of Deans and an apparent travel ban for scientists. Respecting the rights of individuals and institutions is crucial. They announce that they will speak up on this issue at the upcoming Manchester EuroScience Open Forum from 23-27 July.

Read the full version of the letter here.