One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Monday, January 23, 2006

Charges Dropped

A Turkish court has dropped charges against writer Orhan Pamuk that he denigrated "Turkishness." Pamuk could have been sent to prison for up to three years under a law that forbids insulting the republic or parliament. Pamuk was charged after he commented in an interview about the Turkish slaughter/genocide of Armenian Kurds. Here's a BBC link with more details. Pamuk is one of my favorite authors. Check out his novel "Snow" or his memoir "Istanbul: Memories and the City."

Labels: ,