Asli Erdoğan born Istanbul, Turkey March 8, 1967. Turkish novelist and columnist. Arrested for newspaper criticism, 2016. Received Remarque Peace Prize, 2017.
“I’m a person who is anti-war, who is anti-militaristic and who rejects all forms of killing including for self-defense; I’m someone who doesn’t even eat meat.” (defense at trial, Platform 24, Dec. 30, 2016; photo dw.com)