A memory of Aziz Nesin, the ghost-breaking writer of Türkiye

Aziz Nesin was a famous Turkish writer, translator and satirist whose writings have been translated into more than 30 languages, including Persian, and has many readers. He was tried and imprisoned many times because of his sharp criticisms of the religion and government. In recent years, he openly and fearlessly clashed with religious groups and started translating the book “Evil Verses” by Salman Rushdie. In this video report, Mehdi Shabani mentioned this idol-breaking Turkish intellectual who died nearly thirty years ago, but his thoughts and writings are still alive and well.

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