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Whiskey and Moonshine are on display at the Kings County Distillery, New York City?s oldest operating whiskey distillery and the first since prohibition, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York, September 22, 2012. AFP photo

Whiskey and Moonshine are on display at the Kings County Distillery, New York City?s oldest operating whiskey distillery and the first since prohibition, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York, September 22, 2012. AFP photo

Nine universities have recently banned the sale and consumption of alcohol on campus, following a written statement from the Higher Education Board on Aug. 8, 2012.  

"The statement is valid for all universities, but it may differ for those whose campus' are far from the city center," said Prof. Dr. Sabri Eyigün, secretary general of Dicle University in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, which is one of the nine universities to have passed the ban.

October/05/2012

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mara mcglothin

10/6/2012 6:19:50 PM

If this includes not only the selling of alcohol by the school, but outside events normally held at the schools, then they will be losing revenue from the lack of events. To each his own. It just means more revenue for the schools who choose to take a more liberal approach. It is same in USA Texas Christain Univ doesn't ...University of Texas does. Choice.

Misses Ataturk

10/5/2012 8:11:27 PM

I love how they lift the ban on headscarfs expressing human rights, but now they enforce bans on what people can drink. Kind of ironic, eh?

Diren Sesel

10/5/2012 4:23:55 PM

Iran must be delighted with this act.

mara mcglothin

10/5/2012 3:37:06 PM

There would be nothing wrong with this as long as there is no pressure on the other unviersities to do the same.

Faruk Beisser

10/5/2012 12:14:41 PM

Hooray, hooray, hooray for Gülen and Erdoğan AKP!!! Another big step towards becoming like Iran!!
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