Police detain more students after Boğaziçi rector appointment

New detentions of students protesting the appointment of AKP's Melih Bulu as trustee rector to Boğaziçi University carried out this morning. The Governor has banned actions and activities in Beşiktaş and Sarıyer.

Professor Melih Bulu is a former candidate to parliament for AKP and has be appointed rector to Boğaziçi University through a decree issued by Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan. The appointment has prompted protests among both university staff and students.

News came in that many people have been taken into custody in simultaneous operations at 6 different addresses in the morning.

Police raided some houses in Şişli and Maltepe and detained a person in Şişli. The person sought in Maltepe could not be found at his address.

Until last night, 22 people had already been detained.

The Governorship of Istanbul also banned all kinds of meetings, demonstrations and marches in Beşiktaş and Sarıyer on the grounds of the coronavirus pandemic in order to prevent the protests by Boğaziçi University students.