Turkey bans reprints of Hitler's Mein Kampf

13th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

13 September 2005, ANKARA - The Turkish government has refused permission for future printing of Adolf Hitler's autobiography Mein Kampf following a surprise leap of the pre-Second World War book into the Turkish bestsellers list earlier this year, it was reported Tuesday.

13 September 2005

ANKARA - The Turkish government has refused permission for future printing of Adolf Hitler's autobiography Mein Kampf following a surprise leap of the pre-Second World War book into the Turkish bestsellers list earlier this year, it was reported Tuesday.

Radikal newspaper said that the Culture and Tourism Ministry had refused permission to two publishing houses seeking to reprint the book.

While no reason for the reprint ban was given, Radikal speculated that it may be due to pressure from the German state of Bavaria, which holds the copyright for the all editions of the book except for those in English and Dutch.

Copies of Mein Kampf, or "My Struggle" in bookshops at the moment have not been ordered off the shelves.

Mein Kampf hit the bestseller lists in Turkey earlier in the year with analysts saying the book's shock rise in popularity could be due to an increase in nationalism and anti-U.S. feelings since the invasion of Iraq.

DPA

Subject: German news

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