“Article 301 has been used by ultranationalists as a weapon to silence political voices in Turkey,” Shafak told the Times.
“In that sense, my case is not unusual. But for the first time, they
are trying to bring a novel into court. The way they are trying to
penetrate the domain of art and literature is quite new, and quite
disturbing.”Read Full Story
Follow news of novelist Elif Shafak, who faced charges of "denigrating Turkish national identity" under Article 301 of Turkey's Penal Code. Charges were eventuallt dropped against Elif Shafak due to insufficient evidence.