The Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk has decided to cancel a trip to Germany in the light of the recent murder of the Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. Threats shouted at Pamuk by the alleged mastermind behind that murder seem to have persuaded the author to keep a low profile for the time being.
The celebrated Turkish writer was due to receive an honorary doctorate at Berlin's Free University on Friday before embarking on a reading tour of major German cities. Pamuk's German publisher, Carl Hanser Verlag, and the Free University confirmed Wednesday media reports that the author had cancelled the trip at short notice.
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