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2010-09-10 19:59:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In a forthcoming novel of ideas mirroring the breakneck paradigm shifts of the 21st century, Los Angeles writer Armen Melikian engages in a direct conversation with Turkish author Orhan Pamuk's Snow. Melikian's novel, titled Journey to Virginland, tackles a broad array of philosophical, religious, political, sexual, and gender issues discussed by Pamuk, and in a sense continues Snow's narrative on the other side of the border from Kars. Melikian's...

2006-07-27 10:05:32

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - In a ruling sure to please the European Union and human rights groups, a Turkish court on Thursday acquitted an author and journalist of charges that she tried to deter people from doing their military service. Perihan Magden had irked conservatives in Turkey's powerful armed forces and judiciary by defending a conscientious objector who was sentenced to four years in a military jail for refusing to wear his uniform. All Turkish men over the age of 20 are...

2006-04-30 12:00:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush, Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, Chinese environmentalist Ma Jun, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and hip hop renaissance man Sean "Puffy" Combs have made Time magazine's list of the year's 100 most influential people. In a series of essays, some written by celebrities, Time lauded a few people for the second time in the three years since the list began. The repeats were Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former President Bill Clinton,...

2006-02-07 06:09:18

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Tuesday began hearing the case of five prominent journalists who face possible jail sentences in a trial which is seen as a fresh test of curbs on freedom of expression in the European Union candidate nation. Prosecutors filed charges against the columnists in December for comments they made about a conference on the massacres of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire during World War One. The five men, who write for two leading...

2006-01-23 06:52:41

By Ercan Ersoy ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court dropped criminal charges against best-selling author Orhan Pamuk on Monday, a defense lawyer said, in a move which the European Union described as "good news" for freedom of speech in Turkey. The trial had cast a shadow over the Muslim country's drive to join the 25-nation EU bloc after it began membership talks last October. "The court has decided to drop the case. There will not be a hearing... because there is no need for that,"...

2006-01-23 06:35:51

By Ercan Ersoy ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court dropped criminal charges against best-selling author Orhan Pamuk on Monday, a defense lawyer said, in a case which has raised questions about freedom of speech in Turkey. The case had also cast a shadow over Turkey's drive to join the European Union and diplomats said the decision to drop the charges of insulting Turkish identity would be viewed positively in Brussels. "The court has decided to drop the case. There will not be a...

2006-01-22 14:59:02

ANKARA (Reuters) - The case against best-selling writer Orhan Pamuk for insulting Turkish identity was dropped by Istanbul's Sisli court following a statement from the Justice Ministry, CNN Turk TV said on Sunday. The Justice Ministry said in a statement sent to the Istanbul court trying Pamuk that it had no authority under the revised penal code to permit a case against the writer. The court decided to drop the case following the statement from the ministry, CNN Turk said. Pamuk...

2005-12-22 12:56:29

By Selcuk Gokoluk ANKARA (Reuters) - An Istanbul court on Thursday fined a writer for insulting the Turkish state in a book on the evacuation of Kurdish, Armenian and Syriac Christian villages and a publisher for an article on Turkey's policy on Iraq. The verdicts were issued amid controversy over Article 301 of a revised penal code, which allows prosecutors to pursue cases against writers and scholars for "insulting Turkish identity." The most high profile case so far has been...

2005-12-17 06:39:01

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused the European Union on Saturday of trying to influence the country's judiciary over the trial of novelist Orhan Pamuk, charged with insulting Turkish identity. "The EU is now trying to put pressure on our judiciary. This is wrong. The judiciary is looking at the case and its decision should be awaited," Erdogan said in a statement. The Pamuk trial, which has divided Turkey, was adjourned to February 7 shortly after it...

2005-12-16 06:17:46

By Ercan Ersoy ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The trial of best-selling Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk was adjourned on Friday in a case that has raised concern in the European Union over freedom of expression in Turkey and its bid for EU membership. Istanbul Judge Metin Aydin said the trial would restart on February 7, 2006, to give the Justice Ministry time to decide whether the case was in line with judicial procedures at the request of the state prosecutor. Pamuk faces a possible three-year...


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