Turkey: Two detained translators and six other human right defenders have been released, as the court case continues

Turkey: Two detained translators and six other human right defenders have been released, as the court case continues

In July 2017, ten human rights defenders from various international organisations who were taking part in a routine training 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). Eser, Dalkıran and six of their colleagues were detained for nearly four months before being charged and appearing in court. […]

First hearing in the case against the detained translator Necmiye Alpay, author Aslı Erdoğan and other members of the advisory board of the newspaper Özgür Gündem. They risk a life sentence.

First hearing in the case against the detained translator Necmiye Alpay, author Aslı Erdoğan  and other members of the advisory board of the newspaper Özgür Gündem. They risk a life sentence.

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. […]

Freedom of expression and refugees are the main themes at International Translation Day in Turkey (Istanbul, 30 September 2016)

Freedom of expression and refugees are the main themes at International Translation Day in Turkey (Istanbul, 30 September 2016)

On the occasion of International Translation Day, the Turkish Translators’ Association (ÇEVBİR), in cooperation with Translation and Interpreting Association Turkey (Çeviri Derneği) and the Association of Publishers in Turkey (YAYBİR) will organise a meeting on 30 September in Istanbul.

The first part of the program will revolve around the short film Çevirmen / The translator. This award winning film is set in the province of Antakya, at the Turkish-Syrian border. […]

Turkish translator Necmiye Alpay (70) unjustly imprisoned without trial

Turkish translator Necmiye Alpay (70) unjustly imprisoned without trial

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. […]

Call for papers: Creativity in Translation/Interpretation and Interpreter/Translator Training (deadline: 15 December 2015)

Call for papers: Creativity in Translation/Interpretation and Interpreter/Translator Training (deadline: 15 December 2015)

On 5-6 May a two-day conference will be held in Naples (Italy) on the topic of creativity in translation/interpretation and interpreter/translator training.

The conference will be organised by the Università Suor Orsola Benincasa (Naples, Italy) in collaboration with KU Leuven, Belgium, and the University of Western Brittany, Brest, France with the support of Assointerpreti and the Università di Salerno and the participation of Yıldız Technical University (Istanbul, Turkey). […]