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Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) released a letter to Turkish leadership and others condemning the Turkish government's attacks on Professor Henri Barkey.

 

Read the letter in full here

Senior Toni Isreal, who triple majoring in International Relations and Modern Languages, Africana Studies, and Global Studies, was one of 100 students to receive the Boren Scholarship.  The Boren Scholarship awards $20,000 to study a language in a country that is critical to US national security.  Isreal will be completing her studies of Arabic at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan in a year-long abroad program.

Professor Henri Barkey, of Lehigh University's International Relations Department, was among those accused of plotting a coup in Turkey in July 2016. Barkey, who was in Turkey for a conference at the time of the coup, was suspected of abetting FETO, the Turkish terrorist group allegedly responsible for attempting to overthrow the government.

See: Why is Turkey Accusing Me of Plotting a Coup?