2012 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee publisher Ragıp Zarakolu spent close to 6 months in a F-type high security prison between 1 Nov. 2011 and 10 April 2012. The prosecutor has demanded between 7.5 and 15 years in prison for Ragıp. This IPA Freedom to Publish Committee blog aims at shedding light on his case and urges the Turkish authorities to drop all charges against him.

Legal Documents & Reports

27 February Application to the European Court of Human Rights – Accompanying document (English translation) Freedom to Publish Report by the Turkish Publishers Association (Oct. 2011) Freedom of Expression in Turkey – … Continue reading

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1 May 2012 Ragip Zarakolu to Receive Association of American Publishers’ Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award 15 March 2012 Meeting for FoE in Turkey, Istanbul

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Ragıp Zarakolu in the Press

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Latest News

28 September 2012 – Freedom to Publish Trial Continues in Turkey – IPA Calls for Release of Academic and Publisher Deniz Zarakolu 2 July 2012 – Freedom to Publish Trial … Continue reading

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