Prison authorities in Turkey's southeast ban book penned by Constitutional Court head
A women's prison in southeast Turkey banned a book that was co-authored by the chairman of Turkey's Constitutional Court (AYM). The book that was found "suspicious" by the prison is about freedom of expression.
A book on freedom of expression that the Turkish Constitutional Court's (AYM) President Zühtü Arslan helped pen was banned from southeastern Diyarbakır Women's Prison, pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu said on Sept. 28.
"Can you believe this scandal? Are prisons feudal governments? This is a labeled book that AYM Chairman Zühtü Arslan also penned. The Diyarbakır Women's Prison banned it because it was deemed suspicious!" the deputy tweeted.
Şu skandala bakar mısınız?— Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu (@gergerliogluof) September 28, 2020
Cezaevleri derebeylik mi?
Bandrollü, aralarında AYM başkanı Zühtü Arslan'ın da yazarı olduğu bir kitap bu
Diyarbakır Kadın Ceza İnfaz Kurumu sakıncalı diyerek bu kitabı vermemiş..!@abdulhamitgul ne diyorsun?@ctekurumsal @adalet_bakanlik pic.twitter.com/5KakCqUTpn
The book "Freedom of Expression: Principles and Turkey" was prepared during a conference of the same title in 2006, comprised of statements from speakers, among whom is HDP mayor Ayhan Bilgen, recently detained in relation to the 2014 Kobane protests.Turkey's top court president tells minister not to target judges while criticizing court decisions