Turkey puts novelists including Elif Shafak under investigation

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Prosecutors target authors whose fiction tackles difficult subjects such as child abuse and sexual violence

  • Alison Flood
  • The Guardian

Turkish prosecutors have launched investigations into writers of fiction including the award-winning novelist Elif Shafak, in what campaigners are describing as a serious threat to free speech.

The move comes in the wake of a vicious debate on social media in which novelists tackling challenging subjects – such as child abuse and sexual violence – have been accused of…

After a page from a novel by Abdullah Şevki was shared on Twitter earlier this week, the…

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