Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

In Turkey, does one dare to write?

Columnist and professor, Ralph Reiland, offers a provoking comparison between freedom of speech in the U.S. and Turkey.

Quoting the Turkish Penal Code and data from the Turkish Publishers' Association, Reiland explains the harsh limitations on writers and journalists. With cases against world-reknown writers such as Orhan Pamuk and Elif Safak, the author explains the crime and punishment if one is found insulting the character of the Turkish state.

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