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Turkish scholar who eluded arrest describes ‘witch hunt’

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Science  25 Mar 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6280, pp. 1381
DOI: 10.1126/science.351.6280.1381

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After Kurdish separatists set off a car bomb Turkey's capital last week, killing 37 people, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the definition of "terrorism" should be expanded to include all who provide support in the form of "propaganda" and specifically called out academics. Within hours of the president's speech, police arrived at the homes of four Turkish researchers who had signed a petition calling for peace. Three are now imprisoned; Turkish academics fear that many more arrests will follow. Science has interviewed one who eluded arrest: Meral Camcı, a literary scholar who had gone to France on vacation.