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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Turkish court dismissed civil damages against novelist

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 6,000 Turkish Lira (US $4,500) from Pamuk to compensate each defendant for "insulting, humiliating and making false accusations." An Istanbul court had already dropped criminal charges against Pamuk arising from the same statement. In October 2006, Pamuk won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work examining the role of Islam in society.


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