Protests in Istanbul have escalated again after students’ demonstrations against the appointment of university rector. Many arrests were made and police came in large numbers.
Turkish authorities have tightened their grip on students protesting in Istanbul for weeks. On Monday, 159 students were arrested in the metropolis, as announced by the Governor of Istanbul. It refused to dissolve their meeting and surrounded the rector’s office. Protests are directed against the appointment of a conservative university rector by the head of state Resp Taydy Erdoोगan.
The video, aired in the online network service Twitter, shows how security forces took serious action against protesters on Monday evening. The students staged a peaceful protest a day earlier.
The rainbow flag angered the head of state
The protesters not only demanded the resignation of the rector, but also released four students – they were arrested for possessing the picture of LGB rainbow flagTee movement At Bogaziki University. “LGBT” means lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
Erdogan threw LGBTee movement “Vandalism” was presented on Monday in connection with student protests. “We will lead our youth in future, not as LGBT-youth, But as long as they were present in the glorious past of our country, the President said, “The President said in a written address to the younger members of his ruling party, A.K.P.
Four students arrested over the weekend hung a picture of the Kaaba in the holy Mecca in Islam with a rainbow flag at Bogaziki University. He is accused of “inciting hatred”. Two of them are still in custody and the other two are under house arrest.
Access to university management
The student protests began after the appointment of former AKP politician Melih Bulu as rector of Bogaziki University. In previous years, Turkish university doctors were chosen within the university, but Erdogan gained access to universities after a coup attempt in 2016. The leftist student community has gathered vigorously over the years at Bogaziki University, where programs are held in English.