And when you add the Orhan Pamuk matter into the mettle, just as we head into October 3, our picturesque photo is ruined. Just look at the photo: The Swiss Courts decide to drop the case against Dogu Perincek, who had proclaimed in Switzerland "There was no Armenian genocide." They say now that "saying that" is not a crime.
While we, here in Istanbul, decide not to allow a conference which includes people who say "There was in fact a genocide" to go ahead.
Because of these court decisions, I can write comfortably about neither Orhan Pamuk nor the conference participants. Because I cannot swallow the fact or either a court case against Pamuk or a court decision in favor of another conference delay.