YÖK and all universities issued a joint statement for Palestine.

The Council of Higher Education (YÖK) and all universities issued a joint statement regarding Israel's inhumane attacks against the Palestinian people, condemning the attack in which hundreds of civilians lost their lives.

Joint declaration dated 18 October 2023 for Palestine:

"Israel has recently increased its inhumane attacks against the Palestinian people; in this context, on October 17, 2023, it targeted the Al-Ahl Arab Hospital in Gaza, causing the death and injury of hundreds of Palestinian civilians, including babies, children and women. As the Turkish academic community, we strongly condemn the attacks. We wish God's mercy to all our Palestinian brothers who lost their lives as a result of these attacks and a speedy recovery to the injured. We share the pain of the Palestinian people. A human tragedy is taking place in Gaza. A clear violation of the principles of international law and international humanitarian law. "We call for an immediate cessation of all attacks and acts of violence. We support the diplomatic initiatives taken by Turkey on the basis of the two-state vision with the aim of establishing a permanent peace in the region. In this context, we, as the academic community, declare that we are ready to fulfill all our responsibilities."

The statement can be accessed from the link below.