Tag Archives: KCK

Orwell in Translation: Turkey’s New Spy Law

One step forward, three steps back.  That, sadly, has been the direction of Turkey’s human rights record of late. On the plus side, a wave of individuals associated with the KCK who had been held in pre-trial detention for years … Continue reading

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Top PEN prize Ayşe Berktay

PEN America has awarded Ayşe Berktay its most prestigious award this year, the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. The award, which “honors international writers who have been persecuted or imprisoned for exercising or defending the right to freedom of expression” … Continue reading

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