Having signed the declaration "We will not be a party to this crime" along with over a thousand academics in 2016, Academic for Peace Onur Can Taştan was discharged from the Faculty of Political Sciences of Ankara University by a Statutory Decree and his passport was cancelled.

Finalizing the application of the discharged academic regarding the cancellation of his passport, the Constitutional Court has concluded that his "right to respect for privacy" has been violated and ruled that he shall be paid 13,500 Turkish Lira (TRY) in damages.

The top court ruling has noted that there is no criminal investigation against Taştan, emphasizing that even though restricting people's exits from and entries to the country for a while is understandable under State of Emergency conditions, this should not turn into an indefinite practice.

The Constitutional Court has also concluded that not giving Onur Can Taştan a regular passport is not imperative or proportionate.