Plagiarism allegations surfaced regarding Prof. Bulu’s doctoral thesis.
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The last time Boğaziçi University had a rector appointed from outside of the university was during the junta period in the early 1980s.
Prof. Melih Bulu, a former MP candidate for President Erdoğan’s AKP, was appointed as Boğaziçi University rector by a presidential decree, disregarding the democratic traditions of this top-ranking public university in Turkey.
Prof. Bulu shared a letter with the press, titled “Hello Bogazici,” filled with spelling and grammatical errors, emphasizing that he shares the common values of the university. Bogazici University Student Representation Council condemned the involuntary appointment of the new rector. The council tweeted the hashtag #KayyumRektorIstemiyoruz, roughly meaning: “We do…