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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

Turkish Dissident Criticizes EU’s Cold Shoulder to Turkish Intellectuals

BRUSSELS–Renowned Turkish publisher and dissident, Ragip Zarakolu was recently in Brussels for high level meetings with several European officials where he criticized the European Union’s abandonment of Turkish intellectuals still being tried under a notorious law criminalizing, among other things, discussion of the Armenian Genocide, reported the European Armenian Federation (EAF). In the framework of