Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan unable to accept award due to travel ban

Turkish author Aslı Erdoğan, who was released on Dec. 29, 2016 after 132 days in jail due to links to the pro-Kurdish Özgür Gündem daily, will not be able to attend a ceremony in Germany to accept the Erich Maria Remarque Award on Sept. 22 due to the imposition of a travel ban on her.


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