TURKISH NATIONALISTS SUE NOBEL COMMITTEE OVER ORHAN PAMUK

Sofia News Agency, Bulgaria
Oct 15 2006

Turkish nationalists intend to sue the Nobel Committee for awarding the
Nobel Literature Prize to Orhan Pamuk, local Turkish media reported.

The initiator of the idea is one of the leaders of the Union of the
Lawyers in Turkey, Kemal Kerincsiz. He believes the Nobel Committee
awarded Pamuk the prize guided by political reasons.

This is not the first time when the controversial Turk author faces
lawsuit from the nationalists. In 2005 he was charged with "insulting
Turkishness".

The charges relate to a Swiss magazine interview in which Orhan Pamuk
said 30,000 Kurds and one million Ottoman Armenians were killed in
Turkey and no-one dares talk about it.