Call for a Repeal of Article 301 in Turkey

In June 2005, following discussions about Turkey's possible ascension to the European Council, the Turkish government enacted a new penal code. Since its instatement over a year ago, the… More

Day of the Imprisoned Writer

The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN is marking the 26th Writers in Prison Day 2006 (November 15) with a campaign in defense of nearly 100 writers and… More

Turkish writer wins Nobel Prize in Literature

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP)--Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk, whose uncommon lyrical gifts and uncompromising politics have brought him acclaim worldwide and prosecution at home, won the Nobel literature prize Thursday for… More

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