Aug 11 2019

Turkish court bans sale of leftists books and magazines

A Turkish court in the capital of Ankara has ruled a ban on the sale of various leftist books and university magazines, opposition daily Cumhuriyet reported on Sunday.

The penal court in the capital of Ankara banned on the sale of socialist literature and various magazines of socialist and feminist youth organisations.

The court decision for the books and magazines to be taken off the shelves was send to bookstores, Cumhuriyet said.

"The content of our magazine gives voice to women's struggle and women in universities. We know they are very scared of women. This is the reason for these prohibitions," the daily quoted Esma Çağlak, a writer from banned "stomachache" magazine.

In the wake of the failed coup of July 2016, Turkish authorities have removed more than 300,000 books from schools and libraries while 29 publishing houses shut down by emergency decree for ‘spreading terrorist propaganda’.

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turkiye/1528998/Yeni_sansur_dalgasi__Cok_sayida_yayin_icin_toplatma_karari.html