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Turkish police have arrested 12 academics who signed a petition criticising a government campaign against Kurdish militants and calling for peace talks. Local media reported that another nine lecturers were to be detained on accusations of "insulting the state" and "terrorist propaganda" for backing the declaration, signed among others by US philosopher Noam Chomsky and his Slovenian colleague Slavoj Zizek.

Below is the full text of the petition that infuriated President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leading to the arrests.