Turkish government: “To prison with Pamuk! (But please let us into the EU.)”

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.


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