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Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, writers reject Turkey’s new 'censorship' bill

Turkey’s main opposition has taken the newly enacted bill to the Constitutional Court for annulment, while Erdogan described the law he swiftly ratified as “a pressing necessity.” 
HDP MP Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu holds a photograph depicting censorship.

Two hundred and eleven Turkish authors, including the country’s sole Nobel laureate, Orhan Pamuk, protested a newly ratified Media Law that introduces one- to three-year prison terms for “spreading disinformation.” 

“As authors, we reject this censorship law that will plunge the country into deep darkness. [May] the truth of the people and the world [win] against the lie of the tyrants,” read a statement by those protesting the law.  

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