Universities to ramp up security after lecturer murder
“A study to ensure the peace and security of academics was initiated and several decisions have been made,” said a statement released after a meeting on Tuesday of a joint commission between YÖK and the Interior Ministry. “The … measures include the collection of security data from all campuses … for risk analysis; increasing pre-emptive security measures …; increasing the quality and quantity of equipment which help enhance the physical security; and encouraging scientific research on the causes of such violent incidents,” it said.
The initiatives come in the wake of the murder of Ceren Damar Senel, a research assistant at Cankaya University in Ankara. Senel was shot dead by a student after she caught him cheating in an examination. The Cankaya University law school student, identified only as Ismail H, first stabbed Senel, and then shot her dead with a gun.
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