Ankara University Rectorate has launched an administrative investigation against the assistant professor Kerem Altıparmak who organized a panel about the legal basis of Turkey’s post-coup-attempt emergency rule on Oct. 26, 2016.
The controversial organization was earlier cancelled by the university board that based its decision on a notice from the Ankara Governor’s Office which said such meetings were prohibited from Oct. 17 to Nov. 30.
The rectorate said Altıparmak, despite the cancellation, had organized the event without further permission from the dean’s office in charge.
Veteran law professors Baskın Oran, Metin Günday and Selin Esen were among the panelists.
Prior to the cancellation, the law faculty dean Muharrem Özen warned the organizers that Oran was not getting along well with the rector.
In the very aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt, Turkey announced a State of Emergency, under which basic human rights came under jeopardy.
More than 120,000 people lost their jobs, over 81,000 were detained and some 40,000 arrested in post-coup government purges.