Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Islamist 'dictatorship' Turkey Calls for Schools to Destroy Books and Newspapers After Coup.
Islamist 'dictatorship' Turkey Calls for Schools to Destroy Books and Newspapers After Coup. (Newsweek).
Turkey’s Education Ministry has asked schools and libraries to recall and destroy a catalog of works linked to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the government blames for orchestrating the attempted military coup last month, Turkish media reports.
A letter to educational institutions dated August 9, published by the Turkish news website Duvar, puts a ban on works from 29 publishing houses, plus 15 magazines and 45 daily newspapers and calls for the schools to confiscate or destroy any copies.
The new letter adds titles to an existing list of books, CDs, DVDs and materials linked to Gulen that have been banned as “terrorist propaganda” in accordance with an order by an Istanbul court. Read the full story here.