erkan

Travel ban for academics in Turkey now eased….

In Uncategorized on July 23, 2016 at 20:01

http://ift.tt/2aimysX

Turkey Higher Education Council (YÖK) issued a statement on Friday afternoon declaring that it is up to university presidents to allow scholars to go abroad on academic purposes. Academic trips will be reported to YÖK every month. In fact, this is nothing new. I assume every university has a record of its scholars’ academic activities. We always ask permission for an academic trip so that our health insurance etc will be covered. Anyways, we got an official statement from the president’s office today so this effectively lifts the travel ban. Effectively, in the sense that, Bilgi University is keen on accountability, so as long as we provide our invitation letters, we will get the permission…

Because state of emergency is declared in Turkey, when we go abroad in addition to our passport and hardly gotten visas (!) we will have to provide a document from where we work etc.

In the mean time, since the ban was sort of uplifted in the last minute, I could not attend the EASA conference. I presented through Skype this morning. Thanks to  I have a photo from the presentation:

CoDhQwcXgAAXyYX

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

 

 

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary http://ift.tt/2a5Lvo1

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: