Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk has cancelled a publicity tour of Germany amid fears for his safety following the murder of Turkish-Armenian editor Hrant Dink.Read the whole story here in the Guardian.
Hanser Verlag, Pamuk's German publisher, confirmed that the celebrated author had called off a string of book readings in Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart. He was also due to receive an honourary degree at Berlin's Free University on Friday.
Fears for Pamuk's safety are running high. Last week, Yasin Hayal, the man who police say has confessed to orchestrating Dink's murder, issued what appeared to be a direct threat to the novelist. "Orhan Pamuk, be smart! Be smart!" he called to journalists as he was being taken to an Istanbul courtroom by police. Police are investigating whether his words constitute a threat to the novelist, something that could lead to Hayal's prosecution.
Orhan Palmuk Cancels Germany Tour
Orhan Palmuk cancelled a tour of Germany after threats on his life: