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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Turkish Parliament Amends Penal Code, Changing Crime of "Insulting Turkishness" To "Insulting Turkish Nation"

The Turkish Parliament has amended Penal Code section 301, that law that allowed academics and others who criticized the nation and its officials, among other things, to be prosecuted for "insulting Turkishness", to something that looks like a more narrow crime--"insulting the Turkish nation." But it's not clear that "insulting the Turkish nation" is distinguishable from "insulting Turkishness". Read more here and here.

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