TÜBA Statement on the Situation in Ukraine
War is described as a set of conflict situations that have global effects and have a negative impact on all living beings in the universe, in addition to showing substantial changes, particularly on the social structures of the parties engaged and their immediate neighbors. Wars have long-term catastrophic impacts on all living creatures, regardless of ethnic origin or locale. Wars have a detrimental impact on economic, political, and scientific life all around the world, particularly on the parties involved in the conflict. Instead of resolving the problems, conflicts, whose negative consequences have grown over time, sow seeds of animosity and resentment among future generations.
Diplomatic methods and communication facilities should be the primary application method in solving problems in today’s world within the framework of scientific and technological breakthroughs. Science Academies and scientists have key roles at this moment. A wartime is a moment when scientists and scientific academies must remember their responsibilities and effectively communicate about the results as stated by the International Science Council (ISC) and the All European Academies (ALLEA) on Ukraine War.
We, as Turkish Academy of Sciences Academy Council, urgently call on all parties to seek peace; we call on all states and all parties to accept responsibility for bringing the war to an end before it reaches even more catastrophic proportions.
Prof. Muzaffer Şeker