On October 28, 2011, during a large-scale man-hunt in Istanbul against Kurdish and human rights activists, the Turkish police detained also Ragip Zarakolu, a well-known human rights defender and director of Belge Publishing House. Zarakolu is also the chairman of the Publishers Association Freedom to Publish Committee of Turkey.

His son, Deniz Zarakolu, editor of the Belge Publishing House, was arrested on October 4.

Ragip Zarakolu has published numerous books as well on the oppression of the national minorities in Turkey as the Armenian Genocide.

Earlier on October 28, 2011, within the same man-hunt, Professor Büşra Ersanlı, a constitutional law expert and a member of the Peace and Democracy Party’s (BDP) intra-party constitutional commission, was detained along with dozens of others.

(For detailed information on this man-hunt, click here)

The Ankara Initiative for Freedom of Thought  has launched the following signature campaign: That’s enough!

Click the following signature form (Destek için imza formu) and submit it with the mention of your name (adi soyadi), profession (meslegi) and city/country (sehir ve/veya ülke).

SIGNATURE FORM : http://www.info-turk.be/398.htm#Imza