Turkish academics flee abroad to an uncertain life incognito
Ayse Yildirim set out to attend an academic conference in Germany in October last year, little suspecting that she would not be permitted to return to Turkey.
Yildirim – not her real name – is a professor of law and a member of the "Academics for Freedom" network.
More than 1,100 academics have signed the network's petition calling for an end to military deployments in Turkey's Kurdish regions.
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