Some Charges Against Novelist Are Dropped

From Times Wire Reports

Turkish prosecutors decided not to file charges against novelist Orhan Pamuk for allegedly denigrating the military, but he still faces charges that he insulted “Turkishness,” lawyers said.

Pamuk reportedly told a German newspaper, Die Welt, in October that the military threatened and prevented democratization in Turkey.

The novelist still faces charges of insulting Turkey for having told a Swiss newspaper in February that “30,000 Kurds and 1 million Armenians were killed in these lands, and nobody but me dares to talk about it.”