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.
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.