Tag Archives: Pinar Selek

Friday notes: Gulen Crackdown, Maras, and some good news regarding Pinar Selek

Some brief notes from Turkish human rights news: 1. Zaman’s Editor-in-Chief Ekrem Dumanlı was released from custody due to lack of evidence, according to press accounts.  Four others, including Samanyolu TV General Manager, Hidayet Karaca, will be held pending trial.  … Continue reading

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The Pinar Selek Case: The “Ground Hog Day Prosecution”

One of the great romantic comedies of my youth was Groundhog Day, the story of a misanthrope news reporter doomed to repeat the same awful day over and over again until he got it right. The news today that a … Continue reading

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Turkey applies for Pınar Selek’s extradition

According to press reports, Turkey has applied to France for the extradition of Pınar Selek, who was sentenced this past January to life imprisonment for a 1998 bombing at the Egyptian Bazaar in Istanbul. Selek’s kafkaesqe trial has been widely … Continue reading

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Turkey Wants Interpol to Arrest Pinar Selek

Last January, we posted on Pinar Selek’s conviction and sentencing to aggravated life imprisonment (i.e., imprisonment with no possibility of parole) despite her having been acquitted of the same crime three times over a fifteen-year period.  It was, we said, a … Continue reading

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Kafka in Turkish: The Pınar Selek Trial

Pınar Selek is on trial again. For a decade and a half, Pınar Selek’s life has been at the mercy of the Turkish courts.  Accused of involvement in a 1998 bombing at the Egyptian Bazaar, Selek has been acquitted three … Continue reading

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