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Monday, October 24, 2005

We Hope So, Too

"It goes without saying that I stand by my words. And even more, I stand by my right to say them....I said loud and clear that one million Armenians and 30,000 Kurds were killed in Turkey, and I stand by that. For me, these are scholarly issues....I am a novelist. I address human suffering and pain and it is obvious, even in Turkey, that there was an immense hidden pain which we now have to face.... I have been writing novels for 30 years, like a clerk. Though, unfortunately, not in the last month. I hope I can return to my desk soon."

- Orhan Pamuk, in an interview with The Observer


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