October’s Talking Tuesday at the Angelic, Islington, saw Jonathan Fryer giving a talk on his recent trip to Turkey to witness the trial of Dr Fikret Baskaya (Dr Fikret Baskaya once again on trial), charged under Turkey ‘s anti-terror laws for his writings about the Kurds.
Jonathan Fryer highlighted the absurdities and surreal aspects of this case, while grounding his observations in a cogent overview of the issues surrounding freedom of expression in Turkey past and present. His fascinating insights were of interest to experts and novices alike, and a good number of PEN members and friends joined in the discussion.
Many thanks to Jonathan for giving such an illuminating talk. There is also a report of his visit which you can download here.
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