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Turkey’s ‘National Bitch’ Talks About Perils Faced by Female Authors

FRANKFURT, Germany (AFP)–"Of course Turkish women are stronger than men," says Perihan Magden with a laugh. Like her, many Turkish women writers provoke the wrath of officials with uncompromising works. "I’m the national bitch anyway in Turkey. I think they just want me to shut up," she told AFP at the Frankfurt Book Fair. But

Pamuk Slams Article 301 and YouTube Ban in Turkey

FRANKFURT, Germany (Combined Sources)–Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk slammed the controversial Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code and the implementation of a ban on video website, YouTube, in his speech at the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair on Tuesday. Turkish President Abdullah Gul also attended the opening ceremony of the fair, in which Turkey