"> Name: Pablo Neruda poem brings charges of terrorist propaganda

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Middle East and Caucasus

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumLiterature , Print Journalism

Artist: Pablo Neruda

Confronting Bodies: The Turkish State Security Court

Date of Action: 2002

Specific Location: Turkey

Description of Artwork: Pablo Neruda's poem, "Songs to mothers whose sons have died," is a tribute to those bereaved of the Spanish Civil War.

Description of Incident: Neruda's poem was published in a Turkish magazine, "Stance on Cultural Living." Shortly after the issue's release, it became the target of the Turkish State Security Court's prosecution.

Results of Incident: The magazine was banned, the editor, Ahu Zeynep Gorgun, and owner, Muharrem Cenzip, have been charged with "spreading terrorist propaganda."

Source: Index on Censorship, 1/03

Submitted By: NCAC

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