I følge det kurdiske medieselskapet Rudaw, basert i Nord-Irak har Ankara forbudt 109 bøker som omhandler kurdere, medregna 31 skrevne på kurdisk bare siden 2016.
Sist i rekka er en bok om en soldat som ofra liver i forbindelse med å uskedliggjøre bomber lagt ut av jihadist-organisasjonen Islamsk Stat.
«The Istanbul Press Prosecutor opened a case on January 4 against Selim Curukkaya for allegedly praising the PKK and “targeting Turkish security forces” in his book “Dr. Seid: When we lost the key to mountains,” written about his brother, who died during the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS).
Dr. Seid Curukkaya, was injured in Bashiqa, Nineveh province while defusing an improvised explosive device laid by ISIS on October 26, 2016. He died four days later in a hospital in Germany.»