New York-based Turkish writer, Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk, who lives in New York, gave an interview to the Turkish “Kısa Dalga” news agency. He spoke about his new book, the political life of Turkey and his political views.
According to Pamuk, Turkey is not democratic, democracy in that country is just throwing ballots in the box, and the boxes with unwanted results are stolen. “There is no freedom of thought in Turkey, the courts and the supervisory institutions have no freedom. “Even the central bank does not have autonomy,” he said.
He also expressed concern that Turkey is the country with the most imprisoned journalists and political prisoners in the world.
Pamuk considers the lack of freedom of thought to be one of Turkey’s main problems. According to him, where there is no freedom of thought, no one can be true in the end.