Author Elif Shafak Acquitted in Turkey

Author Elif Shafak was acquitted of charges of “insult” at a hearing held today in the Beyoglu Court of First Instance in Istanbul, bringing to a close one of… More

Acquittal for Turkish novelist

Shafak told Guardian Unlimited that she was "very happy with the outcome", but still concerned about threats to freedom of expression in Turkey. >> Read the story More

Freedom to Write

To respect the humanity and religious beliefs of minorities is not to suggest that we should limit freedom of thought on their behalf. More

PEN denounces postponement in Orhan Pamuk trial

PEN, the world association of writers, decried the suspension of trial proceedings against Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, insisting the charges against him should have been dismissed outright and calling… More