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]


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]


  1. ^ 'Pontos Kültürü' yargılandı – July 11, 2002 Özgür Politika
  2. ^ English PEN. "Omer ASAN". Retrieved September 23, 2006. 

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