Marta Sanz-Sole, President of the European Mathematical Society

Dear Minister,

Dear Mrs Yetis,

I am writing as President of the European Mathematical Society, to express our deep concern about the plans to terminate the present structure of the Feza Gursey Institute. We feel this would be a serious mistake, with very negative consequences for the further development of mathematics and theoretical physics in Turkey.

In about fifteen years, the Feza Gursey Institute has become a renowned and active centre for multi-disciplinary research in mathematics and physics. It has played a crucial role in the training and exposure of Turkish researchers and in the consolidation of scientific international collaborations. Hence, its termination will result into a great loss and will diminish Turkey scientific presence and influence in the scientific world.

We strongly hope that the Ministry of Science, Technology and Industry will reverse its plans about FGI.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Marta Sanz-Sole

President of European Mathematical Society


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