📩 15/07/2021 10:25
Boğaziçi University Rector Melih Bulu was dismissed with the decision published in the Official Gazette. Decisions regarding the appointments made by the Presidency were included in the repeated issue of the Official Gazette.
Boğaziçi University Rector Prof. Dr. Melih Bulu was dismissed with the decision published in the duplicate issue of the Official Gazette. No appointment was made to replace Bulu, who was dismissed as per the Higher Education Law No. 2547 and Presidential Decree No.
prof. Dr. Melih Bulu was appointed as the Rector of Boğaziçi University with the decree of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan published in the Official Gazette on January 2, 2021.
After Bulu's appointment, students and academics who demanded the election of the rector began to protest at Boğaziçi University. Protests at the university had been going on for months.
While Melih Bulu was dismissed by President Erdogan after 195 days, no appointment has yet been made to replace him.
WHO IS MELİH BULU?
prof. Dr. Melih Bulu was born on August 15, 1970 in Kırıkkale. Melih Bulu, who has a PhD in finance, mainly has academic studies in the field of strategy.
Bulu served as the Head of the Department of Business Administration (2010-2016), the Founding Rector of Istinye University (2016-2019), and the Rector of Haliç University (2020) at Istanbul Şehir University. Bulu, who is the founder of AK Party Sarıyer District Presidency, became a candidate for Ataşehir Municipality in the local elections in 2009 and for the Istanbul 2015st district parliamentary position in the 1 general elections.
Bulu, who was appointed as the rector of Boğaziçi University by the decision published in the Official Gazette dated 2 January 2021 by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was dismissed with the decision published in the Official Gazette dated 14 July 2021.
PROTESTS CONTINUED FOR MONTHS
Boğaziçi University students held a demonstration on February 1 to protest the appointment of the rector. Many people were detained at 3 different points, in front of the South Campus gate of the university. Some students were put under house arrest by wearing electronic handcuffs.
Later, Sarıyer, Beşiktaş and KadıköyThe protests in Turkey made a big impact, and other universities in Turkey supported the students of Boğaziçi University.