Armenpress: Romania opposed unfounded concern over Varujan Vosganian novel by Turkish Embassy


YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 27, ARMENPRESS: Within the frame of Armenian Days held in Buchares Village Museum cultural celebrations were launched on September 21-23, Varujan Vosganian ”The Book Of Whispers”. Prior to the celebrations Turkish Embassy in Bucharest sent a letter to Romania Foreign Affair and Culture Ministries as if the novel, exhibition of old photos and the documentary film shot by Romanian TV dwelling on orphans should be considered as a hostile act against the Turkish people, Armenpress reports citing Varujan Voskanian blog.

Romanian authorities in their response letter emphasized that ”Days of Armenian Culture” is mainly a cultural event, and that freedom of speech
is protected in their country.It is not the first time and reportedly Romania is not the first country where Turkish diplomacy tries to hinder the
translation and dissemination ”The Book Of Whispers” . Still in 2011 Turks turned to Romania authorities to suspend the publication of the novel. The book encountered obstacles pertain to its French version since French – Swiss publishing house assumed to publish it.
13:37, 27 September, 2012


2 Responses to “Armenpress: Romania opposed unfounded concern over Varujan Vosganian novel by Turkish Embassy”

  1. lordul john spune:


    Nu inteleg cum un act de cultura poate fi asimilat unui act ostil la adresa unui popor.
    Cea mai mare pedeapsa pe care i-a dat-o Dumnezeu, omului, e memoria si cea mai mare binecuvantare e uitarea. Doar ca nu ne-a dat si instructiunile de folosire.

    • @ lordul john

      In Turcia e un articol de cod penal care incrimineaza activitatile socotite ostile atitudinii oficiale a autoritatilor turce. Probabil ca ambasadorul turc s-a gandit ca articolul asta de cod penal turcesc functioneaza si in Romania.