Two turkish students had protested Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan during a speech he held at a ”More Freedom for Romans” conference.
Ferhat Tüzer, sophomore student at the Thrace University Mechanical Department, and Berna Yılmaz, fourth-year student at the Ankara University Faculty of Languages, History and Geography, will appear at court for their fourth hearing on the grounds of their demand for “free education”. Both 22-year-old students have been detained for 17 months.
Turkish Students : Free education plea punished
They stand accused of “membership of an illegal organization” because they posted a banner reading “We want free education and we will get it” during the speech of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on 14 March 2010.
Chilean Student Protests
Meanwhile Chilean students meet government for talks on education reforms. Student leaders call for free university education and deliver proposals including nationalisation of Chile’s copper mines.
Latest reports indicate Chilean students will march through Chile capital Santiago today after negotiations with the Chilean government over education reforms broke down last night.