Academic Meral Camcı Before Court

Academic Meral Camcı subjected to custody order upon signing the declaration “We will not be a party to this crime” has been referred to the prosecution after giving testimony in the police department.

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Academic Meral Camcı subjected to custody order upon signing the Academics for Peace’s declaration “We will not be a party to this crime” has been referred to the prosecution after giving testimony in the police department

Assist. Prof. Dr. Meral Camcı had returned to Turkey who had been abroad as the custody order had been issued for her and the other three academics.

The academic who went to the police department together with her lawyers this morning (March 31), was referred to the prosecution and arrived at İstanbul Court in Çağlayan at around 3 p.m.

What had happened?

Meral Camcı is among the signees of the declaration entitled “We will not be a party to this crime”. She has been academic for 14 years. She was working at Yeni Yüzyıl University, Department of Translation and Interpreting. She was expelled on February 24 after signing the declaration.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Esra Mungan had read the declaration with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kıvanç Ersoy, Assist. Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Kaya on behalf of Academics for Peace İstanbul group on March 10.

They had expressed that prosecution has launched investigations without determining on which accusations will be based, and reiterated their peace call.

Police raided home following custody order on March 14. Three academics had gone to the police station on their own will. Camcı was abroad at the time. They were arrested on charge of “terrorism propaganda” on March 15.

She returned Turkey on March 30.

Who is Meral Camcı?

Meral Camcı completed two bachelors, one MA, and one PhD degrees. She has been academic for 14 years.

She graduated from İstanbul University, Department of Chemistry at Engineering Faculty in 1995.

She completed her second bachelor degree at İstanbul University, Department of American Culture and Literature at Faculty of Literature.

She completed her MA at the same university with the thesis titled "Intertextual relations and translation" in 2005.

She did her PhD at again İstanbul University in science of translation.

Universities she worked at

She continued her academic career which started at Okan University in 2003 with Beykent and Arel universities. Her latest workplace was Nişantaşı University, Department of English Translation and Interpretation.

 

(BK/DG)


İstanbul - BIA News Desk

31 March 2016, Thursday