24 January: The persecuted - and the situation in Turkey

When:  Thursday 24. January at 19:00 hrs.
Where: Litteraturhuset Oslo

Participants:
Abdullah Bozkurt, President of the Stockholm Centre for Freedom (SCF), former  Ankara bureau chief for Today’s Zaman
Seher Aydar, board member of Solidaritet med Kurdistan and deputy representative for Rødt at the Parliament.
Joakim Parslow, associate professor of Middle East Studies in the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo

Moderator: Eugene Schoulgin, author and member of Norwegian PEN’s Turkey Group.

Abdullah Bozkurt is a journalist and author of the book “Turkey Interrupted: Derailing Democracy”. He worked in Today’s Zaman and Muhabir News Agency that was shut down by Turkish government in July 2016. Bozkurt now lives as a political refugee in Stockholm, where he is also the President of the Stockholm Centre for Freedom (SCF), a monitoring group that tracks rights violations in Turkey.

Seher Aydar is board member of Solidaritet med Kurdistan and deputy representative for Rødt at the Parliament.

Joakim Parslow is associate professor of Middle East Studies in the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo. His research focuses on legal and governmental thought in the Republic of Turkey.

The seminar will be in English. The seminar is free of charge and open for all.

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