The world-famous scientist, academician, rector of the University in St. Petersburg Alexander Zapesotsky refused to discuss the expel of Turkish students with reporters.
He wrote down it in a newspaper article which is dedicated to “anti-Turkish hysteria”. “We have calls at the university from federal mass media’s respected journalists with the issue, did we send down Turkish students or just we do it? Is it an action in one’s fright? “.
The author of writings on culture studies, one of the initiators of the “Likhachev Readings” was upset by such a statement, so he wrote down the article in the well-known national newspaper, and pointed that deputies and authorities are at fault of “hysteria” and “phobia”.
“Strange actions were made by several officials. In Kuban 39 people who arrived at the agricultural exhibition were detained. Why?! Did they say to Erdogan to shoot down our plane? 26 Turkish citizens were detained in Stavropol, 16 – in North Ossetia. Skaters, who trained in Russia, were come back. Turkish tourists, students, engineers and architects also have problems. This information is informed by officials gleefully to the journalists. Than they report about the “success” of a mass audience, as in previous years people were proud of arresting public enemies”.
According to famous scientist it is necessary to stop this type of actions against Turkish citizens, especially President Vladimir Putin clearly formulated the state’s position, saying that the Turkish people are good and hard-working, “we can’t put equality sign between common citizens and the authority.”
“Our country is large. The feeble-minded “activists” and selfish officials are enough, – wrote Alexander Zapesotsky. – We can’t just let them present their initiatives as the most important, essential facts of our life. Especially – state policy. The media’s leaders have a responsibility.”