An investigation will be launched against the only Turkish Nobel Prize winner in the field of literature, Orhan Pamuk, after an Istanbul court decided to check the allegations that Pamuk’s latest novel “Nights of the Plague” offends the founder of Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, writes Al-Monitor. The accusation was brought by a lawyer from Izmir, Tarkan Uluk, who says that one of the main characters of the novel, Kolagas Kamil, is a veiled prototype of the founder of Turkey. “Such actions contradict freedom of speech, which, I think, should concern us more than ensuring the protection of people in power,” says human rights activist.

“In addition, Turkey may consider a complaint against the book “les Fables de la Fontaine” in the European Court of Human Rights, -President Armenak Abrahamyan added.