July 28, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 28, 2006, a Turkish court dismissed a lawsuit seeking compensation from novelist Orhan Pamuk, who was sued by six nationalists after he made allegedly unfavorable remarks to a Swiss magazine about Turkey's stance on the mass killing of Armenians during World War II. The lawsuit demanded ...[read more]
July 28, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On July 28, 2006, a Turkish court dismissed a lawsuit seeking compensation from novelist Orhan Pamuk, who was sued by six nationalists after he made allegedly unfavorable remarks to a Swiss magazine about Turkey's stance on the mass killing of Armenians during World War II. The lawsuit demanded ...[read more]
October 9, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Aram Suren Hamparian: The adoption of the Armenian genocide resolution would represent a meaningful step toward reclaiming our right- as Americans- to speak openly and honestly about the first genocide of the 20th Century, free from the gag-rule that Turkey has, for far too long, imposed on... ...[read more]
December 19, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
Turkish writer Ipek Calislar was found not guilty Tuesday of insulting the Turkish identity in violation of Article 301 of the country's penal code. Calislar went on trial in October for writing that the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, once left his palace disguised... ...[read more]
November 24, 2006
by Michael Sung
Two Turkish Christians have gone on trial for their alleged public denigration of the Turkish identity. Hakan Tastan, 37, and Turan Topal, 46, allegedly made insults against Turkey while attempting to convert other Turks to Christianity. The two defendants are being charged under Article... ...[read more]
November 8, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
Turkey's bid for EU membership still faces significant obstacles, including the slowing of reforms and laws inhibiting freedom of speech, according to report released by the European Commission Wednesday. EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn highlighted Article 301 of Turkey's Penal Code, w... ...[read more]
October 12, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Turkey's most prominent writer, Orhan Pamuk, won the Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday for his work examining the role of Islam in society. Pamuk, a visiting professor at Columbia University, said he was honored to win the prize. His critics claimed Pamuk was awarded the prize because o... ...[read more]
July 28, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
A Turkish court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit seeking compensation from novelist Orhan Pamuk, who was sued by six nationalists after he made allegedly unfavorable remarks to a Swiss magazine about Turkey's stance on the mass killing of Armenians during World War II. The lawsuit demanded 6,000... ...[read more]
January 23, 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson
A European Union spokesman said Monday that Turkey's action in dropping charges against novelist Orhan Pamuk for insulting Turkishness was good news. EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn cautioned, however, that other journalists, editors, writers and academics s... ...[read more]
January 22, 2006
by Katerina Ossenova
The case against Orhan Pamuk, Turkey's most prominent writer, was dropped by an Istanbul court Sunday following a statement from the Turkish Justice Ministry. Pamuk, whose work often examines the clashes between society and the role of Islam, was on trial for public denigration of the Tur... ...[read more]

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