Ömer Asan

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Ömer Asan, 2005, in Edirne

Ömer Şükrü Asan (born May 28, 1961 in Trabzon, Turkey), is a Turkish folklorist, photographer and writer.

In 2002, he was charged with allegations that he violated Article 8 of Turkey's Anti-Terror Law by "propagandating separatism" for his book Pontos Kültürü.[1] In 2003, Article 8 was abolished, and Asan was acquitted as a result.[2]

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1996 : Pontos Kültürü in Turkish ISBN 975-344-220-3
  • 2000 : Hasan İzzettin Dinamo, biography
  • 2005 : Niko'nun kemençesi, short stories
  • Articles, stories and rasearch studies published in Radikal, Sabah and Milliyet newspapers, Gezi, Yaşasın Edebiyat, Adam Öykü and Kafkasya Yazıları, Sky Life.

Awards obtained[edit]

  • Abdi İpekçi, Peace and Friendship Award presented by Turkish-Greek Friendship Association for his article published in Milliyet newspaper.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Pontos Kültürü' yargılandı Archived March 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine – July 11, 2002 Özgür Politika
  2. ^ English PEN. "Omer ASAN". Retrieved September 23, 2006.

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