As you'll have no doubt gathered from elsewhere, the Turkish government has dropped its case against the writer Orhan Pamuk who had been accused of "insulting Turkishness" because he had spoken about the genocide of Armenians in 1915.

However, more than sixty writers and publishers still face similar charges. The law which made it possible to try Pamuk (article 301 of the new penal code - thanks Moorishgirl) is still, apparently, in effect. Such prosecutions are likely to continue to happen, we'll probably just not hear about them.

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