Porn Not Welcome At Turkish College

Students at Bilgi University in Turkey are up in arms, and perhaps, up in other parts of their bodies, at news three professors were fired because the sanctioned a student research project dealing with pornography. Faculty members sanctioned a student research that was titled: “The Porn Project” and thus earned the ire of college administrators. Faculty and students were angry at what one claimed of a society that “is close minded and so are the academics.” Mathematician Ali Nesin emphasized, “Academic freedom is not the freedom to drink
coffee in your office. It is being able to swim in dangerous waters.”

After the administration tried to ban the media, students marched to the gates shouting, “let the police out, let the press in.” Apparently, the administration is upset because Deniz Ozglun’s, “The Porn Project,” included footage of two people having sex. The administration even filed criminal charges against one professor on grounds since he allowed the research then he is responsible for sex footage. They went on to shut down every email account belonging to faculty members and block their websites in order to prevent unified action by the faculty.

It gets worse. Police raided the faulty computer lab and searched hard drives. We can only assume they were trying to find members of the faculty who gaze at naked women. Of course, no members of the administration ever gazed at the sight of naked women.

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