A book entitled "Abdullah Öcalan With My Reminiscences", written by Gülseren Aksoy and published by Abdulrrezak Güngör, director of Çetin Publishing House, was confiscated by justice in 2005. The Criminal Court N°14 has been carrying on trials against Aksoy and Güngör for "propaganda of a terrorist organization".

Since two accused persons, Aksoy and Güngör, could not be arrested on these charges, the tribunal decided to try the owner of the Bertan Printing House, Sadik Dasdögen, on the same charges and recently condemned him to a one-year prison and a fine of 782 Turkish Liras.

On this verdict, police raided the printing house on December 16 and took Dasdögen into custody. He is at present jailed at the Metris Prison.

His lawyer Özcan Kiliç said that it is compatible neither with justice nor with reason and logic to imprison a printer instead of the writer and publisher of a book. He underlines that this verdict is against the principle of "personal responsibility in crime and punishment" recognized by the Constitution as well as to Article 11 of the Turkish Press Code. Qualifying Dasdögen’s condemnation and arrest as "scandalous", Kiliç said: " It is evident that the justice in Turkey is under feet."

Bertan Printing House is also printer of many books published by Zarakolu’s Belge Publishing House. (Info-Türk, Dec 17, 2011)
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