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İstanbul Technical University (İTÜ) Presidency required that the "Worker Health and Labor Safety in Turkey" event organized by the Labor Security Club of the university and planned to be held on May 15 with the participation of journalist and author İsmail Saymaz and academic and the Revolutionary Workers' Party (DİP) Chair Sungur Savran not be attended by Savran.
The Presidency also stipulated that the "Social Problems of Engineering and Architecture" event to be held by the Social Sciences Club should not be participated by Mücella Yapıcı, an architect who graduated from the İTÜ and would speak at the event of the student club.
Moreover, the event called "Conversations with Graduates," which the Mechanical Engineering Club of the university was going to hold for the fourth time this year, was also cancelled after an order was issued by the university administration. No reason was stated for the cancellation.
In a statement published by the members of the Labor Security Club, it was announced that İsmail Saymaz, who was also one of the speakers of the event, did not come to the university in protest against the decision of the university administration.
The student clubs of Labor Security, Social Sciences and Mechanical Engineering published separate statements and protested the İTÜ Presidency by saying, "There is censorship at the İTÜ." (TS/TP/SD)