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Exiled Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan expected to be a convicted woman by now with a life sentence hanging over her head

#UPDATE  A Turkish court on Friday acquitted renowned novelist Asli Erdogan on charges of membership of an armed terror organisation, along with charges of disrupting the unity of the state

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Exiled Turkey novelist Asli Erdogan expected to be convicted woman by now with life sentence hanging over her head The award-winning author, spent four months in jail in 2016 as part of a probe into a newspaper alleged links to outlawed Kurdish militants

Turkish writer Asli Erdogan acquitted on ‘terror’ charges via @RFI_En 

“In Turkey, women are always a definition,” writes the Turkish journalist and novelist Asli Perker. “For Atatürk they were the modern face of Turkey; for President Erdogan, they are mothers above all else.”

"Some things cannot be said. Even if you have experienced torture yourself, that part of you remains silent or screams." Turkish author Asli Erdogan spoke about her time in an Istanbul prison.

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TURKEY Asli Erdogan'>Novelist Asli Erdogan hugs her mother after being released after over 4 months in jail on charges of terror propaganda. ?

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In an interview with #AFP  Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan, living in exile in Germany as she risks a life sentence on terror charges at home, thinks the writing is on the wall: her country is sliding into fascism

The novelist Aslı Erdoğan is one of the numerous writers arrested and imprisoned by the Turkish authorities:

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Aslı Erdoğan tells me: "In the political climate in Turkey one would need to be naive to feel free" Video by

Turkey seeks aggravated life sentences plus another 17.5 years in jail for novelist Asli Erdogan, linguist Necmiye Alpay and 7 others.

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