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Turkey’s independent academy gets underway

Scientists in Turkey have set up their own science academy, the Science Academy Society, as an alternative to the now state-run Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA).

Half of the 138 members of TÜBA resigned in November after the government passed a decree allowing itself to appoint one third of the academy’s membership, including the president. Since its foundation in 1993, TÜBA has been attached to the office of the prime minister but it had retained administrative autonomy.

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