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Arrested since February 17, 2020, writer and former MP Mahmut Alınak had his first hearing today (May 13). Alınak has been released in his first hearing. The release of Mahmut Alınak has been shared with the public by lawyer Bişar Abdi Alınak, the son of Mahmut Alınak.

Behind bars in eastern province of Kars for three months, Alınak is facing life imprisonment on charges of “bringing the territory of the state under the sovereignty of a foreign state entirely or partly; disrupting the unity of the state; separating a part of the territory under the sovereignty of the state from its administration; undermining the independence of the state.”

What happened?

Detained from his house in Turkey’s eastern province of Kars on February 13, 2020, Mahmut Alınak was arrested on February 17. In a statement released by his family following his detention, it was said, “Mahmut Alınak is 68 years old and in prison for the 10th time!”

After he deposed at the prosecutor’s office, Alınak was referred to the judgeship of peace on charge of “membership of an organization.” As reported by Mezopotamya Agency, Mahmut Alınak was arrested and sent to Kars Prison on the offense charged.

As the reason for the arrest of former People’s Labor Party (HEP) MP, the court indicated that he donated the revenue of his book Bêkes to the family of Cizre People’s Assembly Co-Chair Mehmet Tunç and it also referred to his conversations with his relatives, his articles critical of the government, his proposal to mediate between two conflicting families and his attempts to raise public awareness by collecting garbage with workers.

A 300-page indictment was issued against Alınak, charging him with “bringing the territory of a state under the sovereignty of a foreign state entirely or partly; disrupting the unity of the state; separating a part of the territory under the sovereignty of the state from its administration; and undermining the independence of the state.”

Based on this indictment, a lawsuit has been launched against Mahmut Alınak at the Kars 2nd Heavy Penal Court.

About Mahmut Alınak

Legist, lawyer, politician, former MP and writer.

Nominated by the Social Democratic People’s Party (SHP), Alınak was elected as an MP in the parliamentary elections in 1987 and 1991. He also served as Democratic Society Party (DTP) provincial chairperson in Kars.

He was remanded in custody during the investigation against the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) in December 2011. He was released in July 2012. He was sentenced to 14 months and 7 days in prison for his statements on torture. Although he was released on probation, he was put in prison in September 2014 for violating the probation conditions. He wrote 10 books.

20. 10. 2021 MITTWOCH

Bücherstand und Autor:innenportraits im Video (DE)

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21. 10. 2021 DONNERSTAG

Bücherstand und Autor:innenportraits im Video (DE)

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Gespräch mit der Schriftstellerin und Journalistin Oya Baydar

Zur Lage der Kunst- und Kulturschaffenden in der Türkei (DE/TR)

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16.00 – 17.00

22. 10. 2021 FREITAG

Lesung und Gespräch mit Kemal Bozay

„Damit wir atmen können. Migrantische Stimmen zu Rassismus, rassistische Gewalt und Gegenwehr“ (DE).

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12.00 – 13.00


Lesung und Gespräch mit Yavuz Ekinci

„Die Tränen des Propheten“ und „Der Tag, an dem ein Mann vom Berg Amar kam“ (DE/TR)

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13.15 – 14.15


Lesung und Gespräch mit Atilla Keskin

„Yollar ayrılınca – Wenn die Wege sich trennen“. Die Geschichte zweier 68er (TR/DE)

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15.30 – 16.30


Gespräch mit der Schriftstellerin und Journalistin Oya Baydar

Über die Meinungs- und Pressefreiheit in der Türkei (DE/TR)

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16.45 – 17.45

23. 10. 2021 SAMSTAG

Lesung und Gespräch mit Adil Demirci

Zelle B-28 - Als politische Geisel in Istanbul (DE)

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11.00 – 12.00


Lesung und Gespräch mit Cemile Şahin

„Alle Hunde sterben“ (DE)

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12.30 – 13.30


Buchvorstellung und Gespräch mit Can Dündar und Mohamed Anwar (Zeichnungen)

„Erdoğan – A Graphic Novel“. Anschließend Gespräch am Stand (TR/EN/DE)

GESPRÄCHSSALON ILLUSION IM CONGRESS CENTER

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14.00 – 15.00


Gespräch mit Yavuz Ekinci

„Ein Schriftsteller ist seinem Gewissen verpflichtet“. Die Anklage gegen Yavuz Ekinci (TR/DE)

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16.00 – 17.00


24. 10. 2021 SONNTAG

Lesung und Gespräch mit Lale Akgün in Memoriam Baha Güngör

„Hüzün … das heißt Sehnsucht – Wie wir Deutsche wurden und Türken blieben“ (DE)

IM ANSCHLUSS: Lesung und Gespräch mit Lale Akgün: „Platz da! Hier kommen die aufgeklärten Muslime“ (DE)

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11.00 – 12.00


Lesung und Gespräch Dilek Mayatürk

„Brache“ (DE)

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12.15 – 13.00


SCHWERPUKT TERTELE (Genozid)

Literarische Arbeiten von Autor:innen aus Dersim über den Genozid in Dersim 1937-1938:

13:15 Hıdır Eren Çelik: „Dersim – Geburtsstätte der alevitischen Legenden“ (DE)
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13:45 İmran Ayata: „Mein Name ist Revolution“ – „Dersim Alexanderplatz” (DE)
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14:15 Kazım Gündoğan: „Über den Dersim-Genozid ‘Tertele’ schreiben können” (TR/DE)
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14:45 Nezahat Gündoğan: „Frauen und Kinder beim Dersim-Tertele” (TR/DE)
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15:15 Rose Agum: „Das Trauma des Dersim-Tertele und mein Vater” (TR/DE)
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15:45 Haydar Karataş: „Der Dersim-Genozid in der türkischen und kurdischen Literatur” (DE)
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13:15 – 16.00


Lesung und Gespräch mit Kemal Yalçın

„Kartal“ und „Mit dir lacht mein Herz“ - Schreiben über das Leid der Kinder Anatoliens (TR/DE)

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16.15 – 17.00

14.05.2020

Former MP Mahmut Alınak Released

Bianet Arrested since February 17, 2020, writer and former MP Mahmut Alınak had his first hearing today (May 13). Alınak has been released in his first […]