Friday 3 August 2007

Letter to His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan

This site was created with the aim of gathering extra support for the letter to His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey, sent to the Prime Minister's office by e-mail on 3 August 2007 (and then by fax and airmail). Since then, this petition has achieved its immediate aim and its further signing is temporally paused.

The illegally closed School has been reopened -- at least for now-- on 10 August 2007.

Warmest thanks to everyone who fought for the School!

However, Professor Ali Nesin still faces prosecution. Indeed, on 7th August Professor Nesin was summoneded to the prosecutor's office for interogation. The key charge was "education without permission". The prosecutor told Professor Nesin's lawyer that he will open a trial against him in few days under Article TCK 263 of Turkish Criminal Code:
Persons who open or run illegal educational institutions can be jailed from 3 months to 1 year.
The actions of the prosecutor appear to be in contradiction with the 27th article of the Turkish Constitution which guarantees the freedom to teach and learn arts and sciences:
Article 27 Freedom of Science and Arts
(1) Everyone has the right to study and teach freely, explain, and disseminate science and arts and to carry out research in these fields.
Professor Nesin has written to me that he is prepared to stand the trial on constitutional grounds in order to create a legal precedent. The issue now is freedom of Mathematics itself.

Regarding the situation around the school Professor Nesin posted a comment here updating the current situation. See the end of this post for more information about the incident, links etc.


Petition to Prime Minister of Turkey, as sent on 3 August 2007:

His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey

3 August 2007

Your Excellency,

We learn with surprise and alarm, that the Mathematical Summer School, organised by Professor Ali Nesin for undergraduate students from Turkish universities, has been closed by the local authorities. We learned that one of the reasons invoked is "education without permission".

We are surprised that a mathematician of Professor Ali Nesin’s stature is not allowed to teach mathematics without asking, on every occasion, for specific permission from officials. This appears to be inconsistent with the fact that the Summer Schools, which Professor Ali Nesin organises every year are financially supported by TUBITAK, the highest research institution of your country and also by the Turkish Mathematical Society and several respected Turkish universities.

We would like to think that the closing of the Mathematical Summer School was an accident that will be corrected soon, and other minor bureaucratic problems resolved in time. We find it difficult to understand the barriers that are erected in front of Professor Ali Nesin, who has made selfless efforts in the education of the young people of Turkey. Indeed, over the last few years, some of us have had the chance to work with several very talented young Turkish doctoral students who have either been Professor Ali Nesin's students and/or participated in his annual Summer Schools.

Your Excellency,

in view of the exceptional educational value of Professor Ali Nesin's institution - not only for Turkish mathematics, but for mathematics internationally - we would appreciate your taking the resolution of the incident under your personal control.

Yours sincerely

Professor Alexandre Borovik, on behalf of co-signatories:

Professor Tuna Altinel, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
Professor John Baldwin, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Professor Luc Belair, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
Professor Zoe Chatzidakis, University Paris 7, France
Professor Gregory Cherlin, Rutgers University, USA
Professor Wilfrid Hodges, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Professor Angus Macintyre FRS, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Professor Mike Prest, University of Manchester, UK
Professor Frank Wagner, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
Professor Alex Wilkie FRS, Oxford University, UK
Professor Carol Wood, Wesleyan University, USA
Professor Boris Zilber, Oxford University, UK


After the petition has been sent on 3 August 2007, it has been also supported by the following men and women from all around the world.
  1. Dr Hossein Andikfar, University of Toledo, USA
  2. Dr John Armstrong, Tulane University, USA
  3. Professor Matthias Aschenbrenner, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  4. Caner Aslan, Artist, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  5. Dr Salih Azgin, McMaster University, Canada
  6. Dr Aydan Balamir, METU, Turkey
  7. Professor Hyman Bass, University of Michigan, USA
  8. Professor Michael Benedikt, Oxford University, UK
  9. Dr Ayse Berkman, METU, Turkey
  10. Dr Ozlem Beyarslan, University Paris 7, France
  11. Professor Andreas Blass, University of Michigan, USA
  12. Dr Zafer Bozkus, METU, Turkey
  13. Serkan Cabi, MIT Center for Theoretical Physics, USA
  14. Dr Bogachan Celen, Columbia University, USA
  15. Professor Igor Dolgachev, University of Michigan, USA
  16. William Ella, University of Mary Washington, USA
  17. Professor José M Figueroa-O'Farrill, University of Edinburgh, UK
  18. Joseph D. Flenner, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  19. Dr Dmitriy Fon-Der-Flaass, Institute of Mathematics, Novosibirsk, Russia
  20. Professor Brayton Gray, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  21. Professor Robert L. Griess, University of Michigan, USA
  22. Dr Ugur Gul, Sabanci University, Turkey
  23. Professor İsmail Ş. Güloğlu, Doğuş Üniversitesi, İstanbul, Turkey
  24. Professor Leo A Harrington, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  25. Professor Ehud Hrushovski, Hebrew University at Jerusalem, Israel
  26. Dr Ilya Kapovich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  27. Professor Timur Karacay, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
  28. Dr Jonathan Kirby, Oxford University, UK
  29. Dr Inna Korchagina, University of Warwick, UK
  30. Professor Jan Krajicek, Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
  31. Professor Mahmut Kuzucuoglu, METU, Turkey
  32. Dr Mathieu Langer, Université Paris-Sud XI, France
  33. YankI Lekili, MIT, USA
  34. Dr Anna Lenzhen, University of Michigan, USA
  35. Professor Dugald Macpherson, University of Leeds, UK
  36. Victor Maltcev, St Andrews University, UK
  37. Professor Dave Marker, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  38. Dr Steve Mayer, Open University, UK
  39. Alice Medvedev, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  40. Richard Mills, Oregon State University, USA
  41. Dr Amir Niknejad, East Tennessee State University, USA
  42. Gonenc Onay, University Paris VII, France
  43. Dr Kurtulus Ozcetin, Canada
  44. Dr David Pierce, METU, Turkey
  45. Professor Anand Pillay, University of Leeds, UK
  46. Professor Haluk Oral, Bogazici University, Turkey
  47. Abhijnan Rej, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Mathematik, Bonn, Germany
  48. Nitin Rughoonauth, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Republic of South Africa
  49. Seb Schmoller, Association for Learning Technology, UK
  50. Professor Ronald Solomon, The Ohio State University, USA
  51. Professor Stephen D. Smith, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  52. Professor Patrick Speissegger, McMaster University, Canada
  53. Thomas Stephens, Northern Virginia Community College, USA
  54. Professor Ralph Stohr, University of Manchester, UK
  55. Professor Simon Thomas, Rutgers University, USA
  56. Dr Marcus Tressl, University of Manchester, UK
  57. Professor John Kenneth Truss, University of Leeds, UK
  58. Yasemin Unal, Retired F&B manager Hilton-Ankara Hotel, Turkey
  59. Professor A. S. Ustunel, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Telecommunications, Paris, France
  60. Professor Andrés Villaveces, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
  61. Professor Arthur G. Wasserman, University of Michigan, USA
  62. Professor Yi Zhang, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, P. R. China
  63. Bora Akçay, Dipl. Architect, Turkey
  64. Mehmet Haluk Sengun, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  65. Ryan Kinser, University of Michigan, USA
  66. Hernando Tellez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  67. Professor K. Ilhan Ikeda, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  68. Stephanie Jakus, University of Michigan, USA
  69. Engin Ozkan, METU, Turkey
  70. Professor Louis H. Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  71. Professor Nesrin Seyhan, Gazi University, Turkey
  72. Dr Sukru Yalcinkaya, Turkey
  73. Halil Gamsizkan, METU, Turkey
  74. Henning Ulfarsson, Brown University, USA
  75. Pierre Larochelle, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  76. Dr Zeynep Onur, Girne American University, Turkey
  77. D. Rana Nergis Ogut, METU,Turkey
  78. Bülent Tosun, METU, Turkey
  79. Dr Banu Uzun, Isik University, Turkey
  80. Professor Semih Bilgen, METU, Turkey
  81. Dr Özgür Kişisel, METU, Turkey
  82. Hakan GÜNTÜRKÜN, METU, Turkey
  83. Art Director, Rodin Alper Bingol, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  84. Professor Mehmet Zulfu Asik, METU, Turkey
  85. Ozer Ozturk, METU, Turkey
  86. Dr Deniz Unal, Cukurova University, Turkey
  87. Mehmet Umut Isik, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  88. H. Can Aran, University of Twente, Netherlands
  89. Professor Betul Tanbay, Bogazici University, Turkey
  90. A. Muhammed Uludag, GSU, Istanbul, Turkey
  91. Professor Dogan Dönmez, Cukurova University, Turkey
  92. Professor Yusuf ÜNLÜ, Çukurova Üniversitesi, Adana, Turkey
  93. Sefa Feza Arslan, METU, Turkey
  94. Sezen Sekmen, METU, Turkey
  95. Austin Shapiro, University of Michigan, USA
  96. Professor Gulsen Onengut, Cukurova University, Adana,Turkey
  97. Apostolos Beligiannis, University of Ioannina, Greece
  98. Professor William Lionheart, University of Manchester, UK
  99. Professor Arzu Yorgancıoğlu, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
  100. Professor David E. Booth, Kent State University, USA
  101. Craig Laughton, Manchester University, UK
  102. Dr Robert Bruce Findler, University of Chicago, USA
  103. Dr Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University, USA
  104. Seyfi Turkelli, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  105. Juan Diego Caycedo, Oxford University, UK
  106. Professor Haldun M. Ozaktas, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
  107. Professor Murat Lekili, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
  108. Dr Esra Mungan, Bogazici University, Turkey
  109. Olivier Roche, University of freiburg, Germany
  110. Professor Cihan Saclioglu, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
  111. Proessor Janos Simon, University of Chicago, USA
  112. Dr Kivanc Inelmen, Bogazici University, Turkey
  113. Dr Talia Fernos, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  114. Demirhan Tunc, University of Notre Dame, USA
  115. Semin Ayhan, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
  116. Ayse Mutlu Derya, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  117. Dr Onur Yavuz, METU, Turkey
  118. Professor Hilmi Demiray, Isik University, Istanbul, Turkey
  119. Ahmet Munir Piroglu, METU, Turkey
  120. Professor Gurol Irzik, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
  121. Professor Sami Gülgöz, Koç University, Turkey
  122. Dr Arkadas Ozakin, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  123. M.Taylan Sengul, Indiana University
  124. Azadeh Neman, Universite Lyon 1, France
  125. Professor Bradd Hart, McMaster University, Canada
  126. Professor Sadettin Erdem, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
  127. Emre Kose, Bogazici University, Turkey
  128. Vural Cam, METU, Turkey
  129. Dr Kivanc Inelmen, Bogazici University, Turkey
  130. Professor Mustafa Korkmaz, METU, Turkey
  131. Dr Mine Gol-Guven, Bogazici University, Turkey
  132. Dr Yesem Kurt, Randolph College, USA
  133. Professor Haldun M. Ozaktas, Bilkent University, Turkey
  134. Dr Serpil Özaloðlu, Bilkent University, Turkey
  135. Dr Jeremy Rouse, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  136. Daniela Banu, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
  137. Professor Ali Riza KANDİLOĞLU, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
  138. Hayriye Çelik, METU, Turkey
  139. Ali Altug, Princeton University, USA
  140. Dr Selcuk Demir, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  141. Pinar Ugurlu, METU, Turkey
  142. Dr Franz Lichtenberger, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Johannes Kepler
    University, Linz, Austria
  143. Ozlem Cavusoglu, Istanbul Kultur University, Istanbul, Turkey
  144. Professor Ali Alpar, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
  145. Ergun Yalcin, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
  146. Professor Asli Tolun, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
  147. Yildiray Ozan, METU, Turkey
  148. Professor Faruk Gungor, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
  149. Kivanc Ersoy, METU, Turkey
  150. Ugur Madran, Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey
  151. Frank Thorne, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  152. Professor Joel Robbin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  153. Christine Charretton, Institut Camille Jordan, Universite Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, France
  154. Professor Arif MARDIN, TELECOM-INT, Evry, France
  155. Zeynep Özkurt , Çukurova University, Adana, Türkiye
  156. Professor Zafer Nurlu, METU, Turkey
  157. Professor Kuban Altinel, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
  158. Arsin ARSIK, Bogazici University, Turkey
  159. Professor Cigdem Altay (retired), Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
  160. Kristen Ashford, Jefferson High School, San Francisco, USA
  161. Kivilcim Kilic, Austin College, USA
  162. Unal Ufuktepe, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey
  163. John Bergdall, University of Minnesota, USA
  164. Zeynep Gocer, Chem. Eng., Istanbul, Turkey
  165. Burcin Erocal, RISC, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
  166. Dr Hasan A. Çelik, Professor Emeritus, California State Polytechnical University, USA
  167. Professor Yusuf Yagci, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  168. Professor Nevzat G. Gencer, METU, Turkey
  169. Mustafa Gokhan Benli, Texas A&M University, USA
  170. Tom LaGatta, University of Arizona, USA
  171. Maksim Maydanskiy, MIT, USA
  172. Javier Moreno, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  173. Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
  174. Dr Aybek Korugan, Bogazici University, Turkey
  175. Dr Burak Guclu, Bogazici University, Turkey, and Syracuse University, USA
  176. Dr Tudor Jebelean, University of Linz, Austria
  177. Dr Jean Bérard, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, France
  178. Professor Luis-Jaime Corredor, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
  179. Professeur Itaï BEN YAACOV, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
  180. Dr Alexey Muranov, Université Lyon 1, France
  181. Janak Ramakrishnan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  182. Professor Peter Cholak, University of Notre Dame, USA
  183. Tolga Etgü, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
  184. Dr Burak Ozbagci, Koc University, Istanbul
  185. Dr Seçil Gergün, Çankaya University, Ankara, Turkey
  186. Brandi Rollins, University of Mary Washington, USA
  187. Mine Caglar, Koc University, Turkey
  188. Dr Gülay Kaya, Galatasaray University, Turkey
  189. Alan Stapledon, The Univeristy of Michigan, USA
  190. Dr Pinar Mete, Balikesir University, Turkey
  191. Ozgur Martin, Bowling Green State University, USA
  192. Associate Professor Ebru Diriker, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
  193. Dr Benjamin Webster, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the
    Institute for Advanced Study, USA
  194. Professor Turgut Onder, METU, Turkey
  195. Dr Efe Yazgan, Texas Tech University, USA
  196. Hasan Cem Demetçi, İstanbul, Turkey
  197. Armel Nicolas, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
  198. Hakan Özpalamutçu, Software Engineer, Adana, Turkey
  199. Huang Nguyen, University of Florida, USA
  200. Dogu Kaya, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  201. Dr. Gonca Ayik, Çukurova Üniversitesi, Adana, Turkey
  202. Dr Gulden Berkman, METU, Ankara, Turkey
  203. Professor Henning Stichtenoth, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, and Institute for Experimental Mathematics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  204. Professor David Savitt, University of Arizona, USA; Deputy Director, Canada/USA Mathcamp
  205. Dr Thomas Scanlon, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  206. Professor Sergey Finashin, METU, Turkey
  207. Dr Fred Thulin, Director, Mathematical Sciences Learning Center, University of Illinois at
    Chicago, USA
  208. Tuba Tümlü, Anadolu University, Turkey
  209. Dr. Hayrullah Ayik, Çukurova Üniversitesi, Adana, Turkey
  210. Professor Alev Topuzoglu, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
  211. Dr Ozgur Gurcan. University of California, San Diego, USA
  212. Dr Daniela Amato, Oxford University, UK
  213. Dr Hans Cuypers, Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands
  214. Dr Tim Burness, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  215. Brian Conrad, University of Michigan, USA
  216. Finn Faye Knudsen, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  217. Ayhan Aksoy, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
  218. Katherine Stange, Brown University, USA
  219. Sefika OZKAL, Engineer, ASELSAN, Turkey
  220. Daniel Plaumann, University of Konstanz, Germany
  221. Johanna Mangahas, University of Michigan, USA
  222. Joseph Grant, University of Bristol, UK
  223. Jose Gonzalez, University of Michigan, USA
  224. Cameron Hill, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  225. Radu Grigore, University College Dublin, Ireland
  226. Jyun-Ao Lin, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  227. Dr. Timothy Mellor, University of Regensburg, Germany
  228. Dr Robert Milson, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  229. Dr Richard Elwes, Leeds, UK
  230. Dr Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University, USA
  231. Dr Selim Eskiizmirliler, University Denis Diderot (Paris 7), France
  232. Professor Daniel M Burns, Jr, University of Michigan, USA
  233. Professor Andrei Zelevinsky, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
  234. James Kister, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan, USA
  235. Dr Yair Glasner, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  236. Dr Attila Maroti, University of Southern California, USA
  237. Dr Markus Schweighofer, Universität Konstanz, Germany
  238. Dr Kumru Toktamis, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  239. Stefano Cardanobile, University of Ulm, Germany
  240. Hadi Zare, University of Manchester, UK
  241. William Merry, Cambridge University, UK
  242. Ali İlik, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
  243. Alex Romanovsky, Superscape Russia LTD, Moscow, Russia
  244. Orr Shalit, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  245. Hamid Nazerzadeh, Stanford University, USA
  246. Parashar Dave, Software Engineer, L&T Infotech, India
  247. Dave Anderson, University of Michigan, USA
  248. Simon Tyler, University of Western Australia, Australia
  249. Ali İlik, Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
  250. Cagatay Kutluhan, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  251. David Hansen, Brown University, USA
  252. Steven T. Flammia, University of New Mexico, USA
  253. Alexey Talambutsa, Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow, Russia
  254. Ekin Ozman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  255. Anand D. Sarwate, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  256. Dr Corneliu Hoffman, University of Birmingham, UK
  257. Dr Gergely Harcos, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungary
  258. Professor Peter Sin, University of Florida, UK
  259. Professor Robert Boltje, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA
  260. Dr Jayce R. Getz, Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study, USA
  261. Professor Stephen Doty, Loyola University Chicago, USA
  262. Dr Wilfried Meidl, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
  263. Professer Peter Webb, University of Minnesota, USA
  264. Dr Alexey Gorinov, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany
  265. Professor Frederick Goodman, University of Iowa, USA
  266. Dr Shamgar Gurevich, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  267. Professor James R. Lee, University of Washington, USA
  268. Dr Andrew Mathas, University of Sydney, Australia
  269. Professor George Glauberman, University of Chicago, USA
  270. Dr Julian Gilbey, Watford Grammar School for Girls, UK,
  271. Professor Emeritus Robert T Schumacher, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  272. Professor James Cummings, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  273. Professor Emeritus Jack Towber, De Paul University, Chicago, USA
  274. Dr Joseph Kiniry, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  275. Dr Ali Sinan Sertöz, Bilkent Üniversitesi, Turkey
  276. Professor François Loeser,CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
  277. Dr Sonmez Sahutoglu, University of Michigan, USA
  278. Dr Sevket Gunter, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
  279. Dr Adrian Dobson, Manchester University , UK
  280. Dr Elena Machkasova, University of Minnesota in Morris, Morris, MN, USA
  281. Dr Mert Caglar, Istanbul Kultur University, Turkey
  282. Dr Richard F. Booth, Bolton School, UK
  283. Dr Christopher Moore, University of New Mexico, USA
  284. Dr Wilfried Meidl, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
  285. Dr Arne Winterhof, RICAM, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz, Austria
  286. Professor David Fisher, Indiana University, USA
  287. Professor Oleg Belegradek, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
  288. Professor Emeritus Paul Eklof, University of California, Irvine, USA
  289. Professor David J. Benson, University of Aberdeen, UK
  290. Professor Matt Foreman, University of California, Irvine, USA
  291. Professor Max Dickmann, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu CNRS - Universites Paris 6 and Paris 7, France
  292. Professor David Evans, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  293. Professor Markus Linckelmann, University of Aberdeen, UK
  294. Professor Burkhard Kuelshammer, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
  295. Professor Patrick Hayden, McGill University, Canada
  296. Professor Niels Schwartz, University of Passau, Germany
  297. Dr Subramanian Ramamoorthy, University of Edinburgh, UK
  298. Dr Neil Lyall, University of Georgia, USA
  299. Dr Nadia Mazza, University of Aberdeen, UK
  300. Professor Ahmet Kocaman, Ufuk University, Turkey
  301. Professor Nigel Boston, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  302. Christopher Lance, Professor Emeritus, University of Leeds, UK
  303. Professor Richard Lyons, Rutgers University, USA
  304. Professor Andrew Woldar, Villanova University, USA
  305. Professor Stephen M. Gagola, Jr., Kent State Universiy, Ohio, USA
  306. Professor Jay M. Jahangiri, Kent State University, Ohio, USA
  307. Professor Amir H. Assadi, University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
  308. Professor William Gasarch, University of Maryland at College Park, USA
  309. Professor Bernahrd Muhlherr, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  310. Professor Gerhard Hiss, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  311. Professor Sijue Wu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  312. Professor Bertrand Rémy, Université Lyon 1, France
  313. Professor Jan Saxl, Cambridge University, UK
  314. Dr Peter M. Neumann, The Queen's College, Oxford University, UK
  315. Professor Akos Seress, The Ohio State University, USA
  316. Professor Hendrik Van Maldeghem, Ghent University, Belgium
  317. Professor Eloisa Detomi, University of Padova, Italy
  318. Profesosor Andrei Jaikin-Zapirain, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  319. Professor Gerhard Frey, Institute for Experimental Mathematics,
    University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  320. Professor Eduard Emelyanov, METU,Turkey
  321. Professor Jonathan I. Hall, Michigan State University, USA
  322. Professor Barbara Baumeister, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
  323. Professor Donna M. Testerman, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  324. Professor Marie-Francoise Roy, Institut de Recherche Mathematique de Rennes, France
  325. Professor Philipp Rothmaller, The City University of New York, USA
  326. Professor Peter Cameron, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
  327. Professor Jordan Ellenberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  328. Professor Matthew Valeriote, McMaster University, Canada
  329. Professor Gernot Stroth, Halle University, Germany
  330. Professor Cheryl Praeger, University of Western Australia, Australia
  331. Professor Wiliam Kantor, University of Oregon, USA
  332. Professor Michael Aschbacher, Caltech, USA
  333. Professor John Thompson, University of Florida, USA, and Cambridge University, UK
  334. Professor Efim Zelmanov, University of California San-Diego, USA
  335. Professor Terence Tao, University of California Los Angeles, USA

    This break marks the date of 14 August 2007 , when the appeal has changed from "save mathematical village" to "support Professor Ali Nesin".

  336. Jonathan Halabi, Lehman College, New York City, USA
  337. Dr Tom Leinster, University of Glasgow, UK
  338. Oren Kolman, Université de Caen, France
  339. Dr Anton Setzer, University of Wales Swansea, UK
  340. Dr Roy Dyckhoff, University of St Andrews, Scotland
  341. Professor Kit Fine, Dept of Philosophy, New York University, USA
  342. Dr Mirna Dzamonja, University of East Anglia, UK
  343. Dr Alessio Lomuscio, Dept of Computing, Imperial College London, UK
  344. Bahadir Cor, METU, Turkey
  345. Professor Carolyn Dean, University of Michigan, USA
  346. James Cranch, University of Sheffield, UK
  347. Professor Emeritus Manley Perkel, Wright State University, USA
  348. Professor Raphael Rouquier, University of Oxford, UK
  349. Luke Kelly, University of Birmingham, UK
  350. CHAN Ho Fai, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  351. Professor Robert T. Curtis, University of Birmingham, UK
  352. Ben Fairbairn, Univeristy of Birmingham, UK
  353. Dr Brandon Bennett, University of Leeds, UK
  354. Patrick Alan Hutchinson, King's College London, UK
  355. Dr Rainer Typke, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Austria
  356. Dr Agatha C. Walczak-Typke, Kurt Goedel Research Center for Mathematical Logic, University of Vienna, Austria
  357. Dr Andrea Schalk, University of Manchester, UK
  358. Dr Hykel Hosni, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy
  359. Dr Monika Seisenberger, Swansea University, UK
  360. Professor Michael Rathjen, University of Leeds, UK
  361. Dr Lucas Dixon, University of Edinburgh, UK
  362. John Alexander Cruz Morales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia
  363. Harry Anthony Lewis, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  364. Dr William Stirton, University of Edinburgh, UK
  365. Dr Jeffrey Burdges, University of Machester, UK
  366. Dr Manfred Kerber, University of Birmingham, UK
  367. Dr Heike Mildenberger, University of Vienna, Austria
  368. Professor Natasha Dobrinen, University of Denver, USA
  369. Harry Lesser, Centre for Philosophy, University of Manchester, UK
  370. Professor Carlo Toffalori, University of Camerino, Italy
  371. Professor Mariangiola Dezani-Ciancaglini, Universita' di Torino, Italy
  372. Dr R. Inanc Baykur, Columbia University, USA
  373. Dr Neil Leslie, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
  374. Dr Noam Greenberg, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  375. Professor Stefano Baratella, Universita` di Trento, Italy
  376. Professor Timothy Williamson, University of Oxford, UK
  377. Paolo Lipparini, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
  378. Professor Enrico Valdinoci, Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
  379. Francesco Fidaleo, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  380. Professor Stefano Trapani, Universita' di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy
  381. Professor Francesco de Blasi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  382. Vita Leonessa, University of Basilicata, Italy
  383. Dr Maria Grazia Russo, University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
  384. Dr Rinauro Silvana, Università della Basilicata, Italy
Warmest thanks to everyone who fought for the School!

Some background information can be found in Alexandre Borovik's blog:
Some Turkish sources:
Some responses in Blogosphere: