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Published On: Fri, Feb 14th, 2020

Renowned Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan acquitted in 'terror' trial

Renowned Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan acquitted in ‘terror’ trial

Charges against writer, who lives in exile in Germany, related to four articles she wrote for a pro-Kurdish paper in 2016

MEE and agencies
Fri, 02/14/2020 – 10:31

Erdogan was held in pre-trial detention for four months in 2016 but later released (AFP)

A Turkish court has acquitted renowned novelist Asli Erdogan on charges of membership of an armed terror organisation.

The court in Istanbul on Friday also acquitted the writer, who is living in exile in Germany, of disrupting the unity of the state, and dropped charges of spreading terror propaganda.

Erdogan, whose books have been translated into various different languages, was an occasional columnist for pro-Kurdish newspaper Ozgur Gundem Read Full Article

Source: Middle East Eye

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