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photo: Alberto Campi
Çağla Aykaç is currently affiliated with the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne. She holds a Phd in sociology from the EHESS, and was teaching in the political science departement of Fatih University in Istanbul for several years. She was forced to resign after she signed the Petition of the Academicians for Peace in January 2016. (
Her following text is a discussion of the petition and the mouvement of the Academics for Peace: (

Asli Erdoğan was arrested along with other writers and journalists in August 2016 for her support of the kurdish/turkish newspaper Özgür Gündem. She was released on probation in december 2016, 5 months later, with a pending life long prison sentence. (


  • –present
    Researcher, University of Geneva


  • 2010 
    EHESS, PhD