Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Assault On Higher Education In Turkey & The Global Campaign To Free Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh

On January 1, 2021, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his appointment of a new rector at Isatnbul’s Boğaziçi University, one of Turkey’s most prestigious universities. The appointment trampled  a long-standing tradition of electing rectors from within the university. In the second part of their interview  Ayça Alemdaroğlu and  Elif Babül discuss the context for the Turkish government’s  assault on Bogacizi University and Institutions of higher  education, as well as the reasons behind those actions by the government.  


Also this week, writer and filmmaker Amir Soltani and Dr Jaleh Niazi join us to talk about the global campaign to free Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh


Artist Song Album Label
Dahmane El HarachiYa rayahTrésors du Chaâbi algéroisMLP
Aynur DoganDersim DaÄ�larıSeyirTÜRKÜOLA MÜZÄ°K
Winston McAnuff,The Bazbaz OrchestraAngela DavisA BangMERLIN - SAKIFO RECORDS