Ender Abadoglu

2006 October 3
Ender Abadoglu

Turkish translator Ender Abadoğlu has been charged with incitation to hatred and hostility against Turkey, because of Turkish translation of a book.

Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman's book Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of The Mass Media which is considered as a masterpiece on media analysis and critique is published by Aram Publishing House in March 2006, in Turkey. A lawsuit has been brought against the book in July 2006.

The indictment demands that publishing house owner Fatih Taş, the editors Ömer Faruk Kurhan and Lütfi Taylan Tosun and the translator Dr. Ender Abadoğlu should be punished with a prison sentence from 1,5 to 6 years. They are charged with publicly humiliating Turkish Republic, Turkish Grand National Assembly etc. and inciting hatred and hostilities among the population.

Please, visit the Aram Yayıncılık website and sign the petition to invalidate the trial.