International Freedom of Expression 2014 Arts Award Nominee and renowned Turkish playwright and novelist Meltem Arikan answered questions about her nomination during a Twitter chat with Index on Censorship
After the Gezi Park protests, Meltem Arikan became a target of social media vitriol against anyone thought to be an organiser of the demonstrations. Julia Farrington spoke with Arikan about how this government-orchestrated terror campaign was to change her life.
Turkish author and playwright Meltem Arikan was amongst a small group of people who was accused by senior Turkish politicians and government sponsored media of being the architects of the Gezi Park demonstrations. Arikan shares her personal account of the events