Under President Erdoğan’s authoritarian rule, press freedom in Turkey in 2016 is at an all-time low. News agencies and papers have been shut down or taken over by the government, while everyone from journalists to comedians is facing criminal defamation or terrorism charges.
What is it like to be a Turkish writer in these times? In a special PEN Atlas panel event, Telegram novelist Burhan Sönmez, journalist-author Ece Temelkuran, and translator Canan Marasligil discuss the main issues of the moment through a literary lens with Maureen Freely, President of English PEN.
Monday 19 September, 7pm
Tickets: £5 – £7
Venue: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA