Tag Archives: Orhan Pamuk

Article 301: End it, don’t Amend it

Up until 2008, prosecutions under Article 301 were a regular event in Turkey.  A string of individuals, including activists, politicians, and artists were targeted under a law which made “denigrating Turkishness” a criminal act.  Among those targeted for prosecution were … Continue reading

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Repost: Why is Turkey Prosecuting Yet Another Artist?

It is a cold winter for freedom of expression in Turkey. Thousands are in prison or in pre-trial detention under Turkey’s bloated anti-terrorism laws, including nearly three thousand students. Artists have been targeted as well. Five members of the protest … Continue reading

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