Turkey Beyond Borders: Critical Voices, New Perspectives

Project: Network

Project Details


Over the past four years, there has been a severe restriction of academic freedoms in Turkey. Academics have been dismissed, imprisoned, suffered administrative penalties, and been forced to operate within an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty. This project aims to foster collaboration between academics in Sweden and scholars from Turkey whose academic freedoms are implicitly or explicitly curtailed and violated.

The project is composed of a seminar and vodcast series on selected themes and subjects. Seminars will take place at Lund University, and vodcasts will be openly accessible to the public through this website and other social media platforms.

The project is led by Dr. Pinar Dinc (Lund University), co-facilitated by Dr. Ömer Turan (İstanbul Bilgi University), and supported by an advisory board composed of academics from/based in Turkey, Sweden, and the rest of Europe.
Effective start/end date2020/03/012022/02/28


  • Turkey
  • democracy
  • Academia