In February, criminal charges were filed against internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, for saying, “30,000 Kurds and 1 million Armenians were killed in Turkey. Almost no one dares to speak out this but me, and the nationalists hate me for that.”
Now a reader sends an excerpt from a Reuters News Wire article that says Pamuk
faces up to three years in jail for backing allegations that Armenians suffered genocide at Ottoman Turkish hands 90 years ago, his publisher [Iletisim Publishing] said on Wednesday.
Turkish prosecutors are also investigating comments by Pamuk that some 30,000 Kurds were killed more recently in Turkey in separatist clashes with security forces….
Here’s a link to the AP story.