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PEN International press conference in Istanbul

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PEN International press conference in Istanbul

Photograph of PEN International delegates at a press conference held in Istanbul on 15 November 2012. From left to right are: Eugene Schoulgin, president of the Writers in Prison Committee (2000-04), international secretary (2007-10) and vice-president of PEN International (2004-); Hori Takeaki, secretary of PEN International (2010-16); John Ralston Saul, president of PEN International (2009-15); Tarık Günersel, Board member of PEN International (2010-12) and president of the Turkish Centre (2007-09); Marian Botsford Fraser, president of the Canadian Centre (1997-99) and chair of PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee (2009-12); and Eric Lax, treasurer (2007-13; 2020-) and vice-president of PEN International (2019-). This delegation, which was composed of more than 20 members, visited Turkey in order to call on the Turkish government to take “quick and concrete action” to reverse an alarming rise in the number of writers, journalists, translators, and publishers being imprisoned or put on trial in the country. During the visit the delegation also met with Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey (2007-14) and Egemen Bağış, the Minister for European Union Affairs (2011-13).

PEN International press conference in Istanbul

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Conferencia de prensa de PEN Internacional en Estambul

Fotografía de delegados de PEN Internacional en una conferencia de prensa celebrada en Estambul, el 15 de noviembre de 2012. De izquierda a derecha: Eugene Schoulgin, presidente del Comité de Escritores en Prisión (2000-04), secretario internacional (2007-10) y vicepresidente de PEN Internacional (2004-); Hori Takeaki, secretario de PEN lnternacional (2010-16); John Ralston Saul, presidente de PEN Internacional (2009-15); Tarık Günersel, miembro de la junta de Internacional (2010-12) y presidente del Centro Turco (2007-09); Marian Botsford Fraser, presidenta del Centro Canadiense (1997-99) y presidenta del Comité de Escritores en Prisión de PEN Internacional (2009-12); y Eric Lax, tesorero (2007-13; 2020-) y vicepresidente de PEN Internacional (2019-). Esta delegación, compuesta por más de 20 miembros, visitó Turquía para hacer un llamamiento al gobierno a tomar «acciones rápidas y concretas» para revertir el alarmante crecimiento de casos de escritores, periodistas, traductores, y editores siendo encarcelados o juzgados en el país. Durante la visita, la delegación se reunió con Abdullah Gül, presidente de Turquía (2007-14) y Egemen Bağış, ministro de Asuntos de la Unión Europea (2011-13).

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15/11/2012

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[Turkish Centre]

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Turkish Centre  (PEN Türkiye Merkezi)

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