Pamuk charges in limbo, penal code not

Turkey may drop charges against Orhan Pamuk, but the justice minister says the country isn’t considering amendments to the penal code provisions that make it illegal to mention the mass killings of Armenians and Kurds. Nor has there been an investigation into the violence that erupted at last Friday’s hearing, where “European observers, including the British MP Denis MacShane, were assaulted.” (First link via TEV.)


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