The Friday before last, I mentioned that author Elif Shafak "is being charged with transgressing Article 301 of the Turkish penal code, which makes denigrating Turkishness a criminal offense." Actually, it is Elif and her publisher and her translator who are all facing trial. More details via Elif's British publisher Marion Boyars. (For those who can read German, see this interview with Shafak in the Berliner Zeitung magazine [which, actually, is also available in English!])

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