A spontaneous campaign started on Twitter last Tuesday 4th of June with the hashtag #MalpasoPagaYa (Malpaso, pay now) in support of translators affected by the non-payment of the Spanish publishing house Malpaso Ediciones. […]
On 5 July 2017, ten human rights defenders from various international organisations who took part in a workshop on the island of Büyükada, Istanbul, were arrested. Two of them, İdil Eser and Özlem Dalkıran, also work as translators. Both are members of the Translators´ Association Turkey (Çevirmenler Birliği, ÇEVBİR). […]
On 24 November 2016, the first hearing was held in the case against the translator Necmiye Alpay, the author Aslı Erdoğan and other members of the advisory board of the now banned newspaper Özgür Gündem. The hearing took place in the court house in Çağlayan, Istanbul. […]
On 31 August 2016, Turkish translator, editor, critic, author and linguist Necmiye Alpay (70) was arrested. Alpay is a member of the Turkish Association of Translators (ÇEVBİR).
Alpay received her BA degree from Ankara University, and her Ph.D. degree from Paris University at Nanterre. She has translated numerous works into Turkish, including those of Said, Girard, Ricoeur and Marchand. Moreover, she has devoted much of her efforts to improving the quality of written Turkish, and has penned several books on the subject. Alpay has also worked as an editor for various periodicals, and has contributed regularly to several newspapers. […]
On 15 February 2016 a group of academics, authors and translators published an open letter to urge translators to not support the Qatari regime and to withdraw from the Seventh International Conference on Translation, which will be held on 28-29 March 2016. […]
CEATL expresses its concern to Turkish ministries.
Suspension in court case against Turkish translator and publisher of Apollinaire.
German Constitutional Court rejects appeal of Hanser Publishing House.
Verdict in reopened case against Turkish translator and publisher of Apollinaire again suspended.
Turkish court reopens case against translator and publisher of Apollinaire.
Top PEN Prize to jailed Turkish translator, writer and activist Ayşe Berktay.
98 subtitlers resigned from Broadcast Text International in Finland.
German translator fights publisher on Amazon.
Verdicts suspended in two Turkish court cases against translators and publishers.
Literary Translators’ Society Turkey (ÇEVBİR) wins court case for plagiarism.
Finnish Supreme Court settled an important copyright dispute in the right holder’s favour.
Çevbir condemns the arrests of intellectuals and the climate of intimidation in Turkey.
Two Turkish translators and publishers will be prosecuted on charges of spreading obscene books.
Legal investigations have been started against Turkish translation of Burroughs’ ‘The Soft Machine’
The details of the German Federal Court verdict on the remuneration of translators have been made available.