Pamuk’s Turkish Legal Troubles Continue

Orhan Pamuk is Turkey’s most famous writer. Turkish authorities now say he will “not face charges over saying in an interview with a German newspaper that Turkey’s military was sometimes a threat to democracy. “He is already on trial under Article 301 of Turkey’s penal code for remarks made to a Swiss newspaper earlier this year about the massacre of Armenians and Kurds. Article 301 makes it an offence to insult the ‘Turkish identity’ or state institutions, including the armed forces.”