Letter: Solidarity with Turkish writers

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Solidarity with

Turkish writers

Sir: We, the 98 undersigned, hereby declare our solidarity with the 98 Turkish writers and intellectuals who, on 31 May 1996, will be standing trial in Turkey for exercising their inalienable rights to freedom of thought and expression by contributing to the book Freedom of Thought in Turkey which was published last year.

JULIAN BARNES, Sir ISAIAH BERLIN, Lady RACHEL BILLINGTON, MARGARET DRABBLE, MARGARET FORSTER, Lady ANTONIA FRASER, VICTORIA GLENDINNING, DAVID HOLMAN, MICHAEL HOLROYD, DORIS LESSING, Professor DAVID LODGE, JESSICA MANN, IAN MCEWAN, HAROLD PINTER, JOSEPHINE PULLEIN-THOMPSON, BERNICE RUBENS, TOM STOPPARD, MARY WESLEY, TIMOTHY WEST and 79 others

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