Region: Middle East
Medium: Public Art
Artists: Six anonymous Turkish teachers
Confronting Bodies: Turkish police
Date of Action: October 2000
Location: Diyarbakir, Turkey
Description of Artwork: Invitations to a World Teachers Day celebration written in Turkish and Kurdish.
The Incident: Six Turkish teachers sent out invitations for a World Teachers Day celebration. Turkish police arrested the teachers.
Results of Incident: The police claimed that "publishing and distributing invitations in Kurdish" is a crime under law." The teachers were arrested.
Source: Index on Censorship, 6/2000