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For Scientists, Protests Morph Into Fight for Academic Freedom

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Science  26 Jul 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6144, pp. 332-333
DOI: 10.1126/science.341.6144.332-a

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Tensions between Turkey's mostly secular scientific community and the conservative Islamic government are intensifying, sending many academics and students to join the still simmering demonstrations. Yet science is at the heart of the government's ambitions, and the focus of its largesse.