Ankara University Anarchists Protest Council of Higher Education

Anarchists in Ankara University took to the streets with an attendance of ~40 people against the 39th university of the Council of Higher Education (Yükseköğretim Kurulu), or YÖK for short. It has been widely criticized for presenting an educational program which presents the Turkish state in an extremely favorable manner.

YÖK was founded after the 1980 attempted coup in Turkey, in which the regime began to feel as though it needed to enforce loyalty among its youth. After 1981, it began to pass curriculums for universities and colleges in history and philosophy classes backing state-supported ideologies such as Kemalism, and, more recently, pan-Turkism.

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