The AAP has publicly condemned the arrest of Turkish publisher Ragip Zarakolu, who was taken into custody by Turkish authorities on October 28, on charges related to the country's anti-terrorism laws. Zarakolu--he has consistently published books that challenge his country's censorship laws and won the International Publishers Association's Freedom to Publish Prize in 2008--runs the Belge Publishing House, and was among a group of citizens arrested in Turkey last month.

The arrest of Zarakolu, who is also chair of the Freedom to Publish Committee of the Turkish Publishers Association, said AAP president and chief executive officer Tom Allen "flies in the face of Turkey’s obligations under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights."