It;s not often the Turkish Digest has a link with the presstigious and illustrious publication known as
"The New Yorker" as this Publication generally does not seem to write much that is or ever appears in
the Turkish Digest blogs over the last few years as entered the Turkish Digest today! However, the words come fast and flowing and
OOOKITAP: The Book that is scandalizing Istanbul is the reason for the inclusion of an article posted
in "The New Yorker". by Jenna Kiajenski:
This month marks the 3Oth annual Istanbul Book Fair a marketplace for new books in Turkey;
The Guest Country was Egypt (Alaa Al Aswany and Youssef Zeidan - writers) comerorate the 1OOth anniversary
of the birth of Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfour so I guess this comment is linked to the debut of the book
OOOKITAP which made its debut /the Iman's army/ landed in trouble.
A journalist Ahmet Sik - in prison along with a colleague - the arrest and ban were a surprise as in
Turkey books are banned post publication ... /going into a Turkish bookstore is like walking into a psychiatrist ward/
said Gareth Jenkins British Journalist! and the era described as a /tool of censorship and wrongful arrest - j - a mistake/
Eksa Aksan a Professor at Bilge University where Sik worked before his arrest said /there is an absurdity
to Ahmet's arrest/
Kerem Altiparmek : Professor at Ankara University's Human Rights Centre agreed /Sik's arrest (has) a chilling effect on others who might be the same thing./
Then follows a list of involved people in this article in connection with the write UPS Orhan Cengiz Human Rights Lawyer considers SIK - innocent.
Thanks Turkish Digest for an informative article published in The New Yorker: Hard Work pays royalties!