Nov
15
2013

Do you ever give thanks about our freedom to write? (Turkey (not food) doesn’t).

From: http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=914a89e2e13ccd381d1c47e5d &id=70679e315f&e=c1f8a88787 (International Publisher Association Newsletter). Freedom to publish: IPA fact-finding mission to Turkey Ola Wallin, the IPA’s new Freedom to Publish Committee Chair has just returned from a fact-finding mission to Turkey, where he found that a large number of writers, journalists, publishers and translators were being detained or sued in violation of their human rights. Ola called on the Turkish authorities to release translator Deniz Zarakolu, who has been in prison for over two years. He also lamented a recent Supreme Court of Appeals decision that declared Guillaume Apollinaire’s book ‘The Exploits of Don Juan’ (published in 1911) as “too explicit” for Turkey in 2013. The book’s publisher (Irfan Sanci) and translator (Ismail Yerguz) are facing obscenity charges which carry prison sentences of six to ten years. Best! Robert Fletcher – CEO Linked In: www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-fletcher/27/982/5b4/ Twitter: @Robert_CEO, https://twitter.com/Robert_CEO CEO Blog: http://publishondemandglobal.com/blog/

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