Songs To Mothers Whose Sons Have Died

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Date: 1995 - 2005 [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|]]

Region: 1951 - 1975 [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|{location3}]]

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion [[:Category:|]] [[:Category:|]]

Medium: Literature Print Journalism [[:Category:|]]


Artist: Pablo Neruda


Confronting Bodies: The Turkish State Security Court


Dates of Action: 2002


Location: Turkey


Description of Artwork: Pablo Neruda's poem, "Songs to mothers whose sons have died," is a tribute to those bereaved of the Spanish Civil War.

The Incident: Neruda's poem was published in a Turkish magazine, "Stance on Cultural Living." Shortly after the issue's release, it became the target of the Turkish State Security Court's prosecution.

Results of Incident: The magazine was banned, the editor, Ahu Zeynep Gorgun, and owner, Muharrem Cenzip, have been charged with "spreading terrorist propaganda."

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