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Freedom of Thought Campaign in Turkey Defends Chomsky and Turkish Publisher

February 14, 2002
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Thousands of people in Turkey now plan to sign themselves up as co-publishers of future editions of the book that wasat the center of the charges against Fatih Tas and Noam Chomsky. It is part of a movement called the "Freedom ofThought" campaign, where activists sign on to projects under attack by the Turkish regime or which they believe willcome under attack.

Guest:

  • Sanar Yurdatapan, Turkish human rights activist and musician. He is leader of the "Freedom of ThoughtCampaign" in Turkey. He has been arrested and jailed several times by the Turkish government on charges of supportingKurds. Among other activities, the "Freedom of Thought Campaign" and its members sign on as co-publishers to booksand other projects that are either under attack or which they believe will come under attack. Some books have hadmore than 70,000 publishers.

Tape:

  • Excerpt of Noam Chomsky speech ­ focus: Turkey.
  • Excerpt from "The Back of the World" ­ focus: Leyla Zana.

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