02.02.2012 09.Schwat. 5772
Noted American author publishes statement following remarks by Turkish PM who called Auster 'ignorant' for choosing to visit Israel while criticizing limits on free press in Turkey.
Noted American Paul Auster author defended his decision to refuse a Turkey visit over the limits the country places on free speech on Wednesday, after Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused him of having double standards for visiting Israel.
On Tuesday, Erdogan branded the acclaimed novelist as ignorant on Tuesday for refusing to visit Turkey in protest at the jailing of journalists, saying: "If you come so what? If you don't come, so what? Will Turkey lose prestige?"…