Private security guards in Hacettepe University in Ankara interfered with the distribution of the weekly Boyun Eğme, a political magazine published by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP).
Students at the university began to distribute the 107th issue of the weekly to school personnel and employees on January 10. Private security guards seized the magazines without justification and told the students that they could not distribute the weekly. The students were released after they wrote statements.
Whilst the rectorship of Hacettepe University blocked Boyun Eğme, their interference drew attention due to the university’s silence at the distribution of a fascist magazine called "Alptuğ" on the campus.
The Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG) has been taking action against reactionary practices at the university for a long time now. On December 4, TKG released a statement regarding an email that was sent by the Directorate of the Career Development Practices and Research Centre about a Human Resources Congress arranged by the Association of People Management that had asked students to bring their CVs. The statement’s title was "Universities are institutions of scientific education; not institutions of companies seeking employees!".