Orhan Pamuk’s interview censored in Turkey for declaring ‘no’ vote

Orhan Pamuk

Nobel laureate author Orhan Pamuk has made a statement following allegations that an interview for Turkish daily Hurriyet he gave to the paper’s Washington representative Cansu Camlibel was censored and not published.

Pamuk confirmed the reports that Hurriyet censored his interview in which he declared that he would vote “no” in the constitutional amendment referendum in Turkey.

Pamuk made a short statement to the Platform Against Censor and Auto-Censorship and said “Unfortunately the reports are true.”

“I said I would vote ‘no’ and explained the underlying reasons for my decision. Later, the interview wasn’t published,” Pamuk added.

The Turkish daily Hurriyet belongs to Dogan Media Group which last week sacked news anchor Irfan Degirmenci for declaring he would vote no in the referendum.