Tag Archives: Student protests

Hurriyet Daily News: Police resort to tear gas to quell protests denouncing campus-crossing road at METU


Students of Ankara’s Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) gathered inside the campus to denounce a road project that will lead to the demolition of part of the university’s forested area on Sept. 6. Police resorted to a brutal crackdown to quell the protests that raged throughout the day.  Students first gathered during the morning and stood in front of construction vehicles, [...] → Read the full article…

Bianet: METU Resists to Road Construction


Middle East Technical University (METU) students and some Gezi Park forums in Ankara have launched a protest in order to prevent a planned road construction through METU campus and forest. Middle East Technical University (METU) students have set up tents and launched a protest against the planned road construction between Anadolu Boulevard  and Konya province, as construction workers have advanced [...] → Read the full article…