Elif Safak mise en examen Ã Istanbul pour son livre "le pÃ¨re et le bÃ¢tard" suite Ã une plainte dÃ©posÃ©e par Kemal Kerincsiz
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Istanbul Prosecution Office to Investigate Elif Safak
By Cihan News Agency
Published: Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Zaman Online, Turkey
July 4 2006
Istanbul Beyoglu Prosecution Office has decided to open an investigation against author Elif Safak for her book "Baba and Pic - literally Father and the Bastard".
Ultra-rightwing Turkish Lawyers Association Chairman Kemal Kerincsiz, infamous for filing charges against journalists and authors, filed a complaint against author Elif Safak.
Kemal Kerincsiz, who has prosecuted novelist Orhan Pamuk and ethnic-Armenian writer Hrant Dink, accused Elif Safak of 'insulting Turkish character' - for her inclusion of remarks made by Armenian characters in her latest book.
The prosecutor decided to investigate the book for certain statements quoted from the Armenian characters.
"Baba and Pic" describes the relationship between an Armenian and two Turkish families.
Elif Safak, who also writes for Zaman daily, said that the remarks of Diaspora Armenians in her book were wrongly attributed to her.
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