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The European Mathematical Society is outraged at the news that the Turkish police have detained, in Istanbul on the morning of 16th November 2018, Professor Betül Tanbay, a member of the EMS Executive Committee. We are incredulous at the subsequent Press Release from the Istanbul Security Directorate accusing her of links to organized crime and attempts to topple the Turkish government.

Professor Tanbay is a distinguished mathematician and a Vice President Elect of the European Mathematical Society, due to assume that role from January 2019. We have known her for many years as a talented scientist and teacher, a former President of the Turkish Mathematical Society, an open-minded citizen, and a true democrat. She may not hesitate to exercise her freedom of speech, a lawful right that any decent country guarantees its citizens, but it is preposterous to suggest that she could be involved in violent or criminal activities.

We demand that Professor Tanbay is immediately freed from detention, and we call on the whole European research community to raise its voice against this shameful mistreatment of our colleague, so frighteningly reminiscent of our continent's darkest times.

  • Call for Nominations for Prizes to be awarded at ECM2020

    The following calls are open:

    1. Call for Nominations of Candidates for The Felix Klein Prize, deadline December 31, 2019.
    2. Call for Nominations of Candidates for Ten EMS Prizes, deadline November 1, 2019.
    3. Call for Nominations of Candidates for The Otto Neugebauer Prize for the History of Mathematics, deadline December 31, 2019.

From the President

Message from the President, 1 January 2018 (30 Dec 17)

Dear EMS members, dear friends,

Message from the President, January 1, 2017 (31 Dec 16)

Dear EMS members, dear friends,

Message from the President (4 Jan 16)

Dear EMS members, dear friends,