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Friday, December 30, 2005

Why are we spinning our wheels?

"Why are we spinning our wheels?
Friday, December 30, 2005

Opinion by Haluk ŞAHİN

In the aftermath of the Orhan Pamuk trial debacle, I was talking to a group of students about the spate of freedom-of-expression cases in our country.

�Why are we spinning our wheels?� I asked them. �Even the Eastern European countries, despite being latecomers to democracy, seem to be doing much better in comparison. Why can't we stop prosecuting authors? Why do we want lock up our artists and journalists?�"

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