Education: Freedom & Turkey

In its desperate efforts to cover up its own mismanagement, the government of Turkey has curbed freedom of speech and press, has tried to suppress all channels of criticism. Last week it turned its guns on the nation's universities. Its immediate target: Turhan Feyzioglu. the brilliant young (34) dean of the faculty of political science at the University of Ankara.

Dean Feyzioglu's troubles began when he gently rebuked the government last month for blocking the promotion of a colleague who had founded a magazine critical of Turkey's economic plight. To Feyzioglu, the government's action against the professor was a serious blow "to...

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