Turkey arrests 12 academics, hunts more

Turkey arrests 12 academics for signing a petition that calls on Ankara to end its military campaign against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s southeast. 

The academics are among more than 1,200 people from 90 Turkish universities who last week signed the declaration, Turkish news channel NTV reported Friday.

Police are looking to arrest seven others in western Turkey’s Kocaeli Province.

Prosecutors launched an investigation into the petition that was also signed by some foreign scholars, including US author and linguist Noam Chomsky and the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek.

Sorgente: PressTV-Turkey arrests 12 academics, hunts more

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