[Marxism] Turkey to prosecute publishers of Chomsky book

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Jul 5 08:06:08 MDT 2006

Turkey to Prosecute Publishers of Noam Chomsky's Book
By Cihan News Agency
Published: Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Chief Public Prosecution Office has decided to prosecute two publishers 
for publishing a book renowned American intellectual, Noam Chomsky, 
accusing them of degrading the Turkish identity and the Turkish Republic.

The office prepared an indictment against the two publishing house that 
released the book written by Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman titled 
"Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media."

The indictment claimed that certain extracts from the book degrades the 
Turkish identity and the Turkish Republic, and fuels hatred and 
discrimination among the people.

Publishers Omer Faruk Kurhan and Lutfi Taylan Tosun could face up to 6 
years in prison if found guilty.



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