MFO Statement on the Arrest of Prof. Tuna Altinel

Tuna Altinel

In the second week of May the mathematician Tuna Altinel, frequent visitor of the MFO and professor at the Université Lyon 1 in France, was arrested in Turkey after he had his passport extracted by the police. Tuna Altinel was one of the signatories of the peace petition supported by more than 2000 scientists and intellectuals against military actions towards civilians.

The MFO condemns this violation of Prof Altinel’s human rights and demands that he is immediately released and allowed to return to France to resume his teaching and research.

See also the statements of the European Mathematical Society and of the DMV (German Mathematical Society).