Freedom of Expression in Turkey represented in a photo here:

Arzu Geybulla took this photo at a bookstore: “Author of books in row 5,6,7 and 11,12 is currently behind bars in  “ 

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‘Ahmet Altan is one of Turkey’s most important writers, whose novels appear in translation and sell in the millions.’ Photograph: web – Orhan Pamuk – Sep 11, 12:54 PM

Ahmet Altan and his brother, Mehmet Altan, were taken away in a dawn raid on Saturday. We call for his release and for freedom of expression to be respected


The recent detention of Ahmet Altan, Mehmet Altan and other Turkish journalists and writers has produced a wave of international outrage and concern. Within 24 hours or the Altans’ being taken off by the police, 54 leading writers, academics and – Constanze Letsch – Sep 11, 11:57 AM

Ahmet Altan, a former newspaper editor, and his brother Mehmet, a prominent academic, have been taken into custody for ‘subliminal messages

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Al Hussein has said they continue to receive right violation complaints about Turkey and declared that a “monitoring team has been formed about the situation in the Southeast”.
The imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, is “in good health” and has called for an end to the Kurdish conflict, his brother said on Sept. 12 after visiting him in jail
Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe has written a letter expressing their concerns about detention of 22 attorneys including the ÇHD Vice President Ermiş for six days.
The European Parliament members Piri and Schaake have stated that “the law being used as pressure tool is worrying”.
Medium – Sep 8, 2:56 AM

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