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Freedom to Publish Discussed in Trabzon

Freedom to Publish Discussed in Trabzon

The meeting for hearing the words of those in the Black Sea region of Turkey, a regional meeting was held in Trabzon, one of the biggest cities in this region. The meeting started with Metin Celal’s brief speech introducing the project and continued with the speeches by writer Atilla Birkiye and publisher Muge Sokmen. Birkiye and Sokmen overviewed the history of freedom to publish struggle in Turkey from late Ottoman until today and expressed their faith in this struggle to be continued stubbornly in any condition. After the speeches, the participants from Trabzon and Rize gave feedback about the local problems they face, made comments on the local and overall situation and suggestions. Around 30 participants were present at this meeting.

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