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Nedim Türfent


The PEN Empty Chair is for PEN Melbourne honorary member Nedim Türfent, a Kurdish poet and journalist. Nedim has spent 2000 days in a Turkish prison on the unjust charge of membership of a terrorist organisation.

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present.