Turkey to lift bans on hundreds of publications next year

In my opinion this is fantastic news. At the moment, hundreds of books, periodicals, magazines, and newspapers are officially banned in Turkey, which is absolutely horrible. I wholeheartedly believe in freedom of speech, and press freedom is such an important and vital part of that. “The repeal of the bans will enable society to open a new page,” said prosecuter Kursat Kayral last week. The ban will be lifted on 5 January, 2013.

Read the entire article here at the New York Times online.



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