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Pınar Selek

Turkish sociologist, feminist, writer

1971   -  

country of citizenship: Turkey
language of expression: Turkish
educated at: University of Strasbourg, University of Strasbourg, Lycée Notre Dame de Sion Istanbul
occupation: writer, sociologist, human rights activist, children's writer

Pınar Selek (born October 8, 1971) is a Turkish sociologist, feminist, and author. She is known for her work on the rights of vulnerable communities in Turkey, including women, the poor, street children, sexual minorities, and Kurdish communities. She is the author of several books published in Turkish, German, and French, and is one of the founding editors of Amargi, a Turkish feminist journal. She currently resides in France and became a French citizen in 2017.Selek has been prosecuted over a 15-year period in Turkey in connection to an explosion that occurred at the Spice Bazaar, Istanbul in 1998. Tried and acquitted of all charges on three occasions (in 2006, 2008, and 2011), her most recent acquittal was amended in November 2012 by the Istanbul Heavy Penal Court No. 12, which sentenced her to life in prison on January 24, 2013. Selek's lawyers have appealed the verdict and announced plans to bring her case before the European Court of Human Rights.
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Because they are Armenians

essay by Pınar Selek published in 2015

author: Pınar Selek


work by Pınar Selek

author: Pınar Selek

La casa sul Bosforo

romanzo di Pinar Selek

author: Pınar Selek

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