Max Zirngast is a journalist, scholar, and activist of Austrian citizenship who was taken into custody by Turkish anti-terror police in September. Since then, he has been held a high-security prison because of his support for democracy and Kurdish rights, as well as his writing for popular socialist publications including Jacobin.
Join us for a discussion of the context surrounding Max Zirngast's case, the state of the opposition and prisoners of conscience in Turkey, and the implications for progressive politics and international solidarity.
Yasemin Yilmaz, PhD student in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Guney Isikara, PhD candidate in Economics at the New School for Social Research. He has written for Jacobin and Abstraktdergi.
Daniel Barry, PhD Candidate in Linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center, where his research focuses on the Kurdish language.