Pamuk officially denies Karolin Fişekçi’s statements

Pamuk officially denies Karolin Fişekçi’s statements

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Pamuk officially denies Karolin Fişekçi’s statements

Karolin Fişekçi. DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜREL

Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk has denied having a relationship with Turkish-Armenian artist Karolin Fişekçi through an official notice issued through his lawyer yesterday, and has requested that she stop making statements about him to the press.

Pamuk’s lawyer has also indicated that they would prosecute Fişekçi on charges of “deceiving the public,” “attacking personal rights” and “violation of privacy” unless she stops making false public declarations about the 2006 Nobel Literature Prize winner.

Last meeting in New York

Orhan Pamuk last saw Fişekçi at a mall in New York two months ago and hasn’t had any further contact with her since then, according to the notice. Fişekçi’s claim that Pamuk’s relationship with prominent Indian writer Kiran Desai is merely a professional one is also false, said the notice.

Pamuk’s lawyer also said the statements made by Fişekçi on Pamuk’s behalf are unlawful and unethical, as Pamuk has not granted anyone the authority to speak on his behalf.

Fişekçi told the Hürriyet Daily News on Jan. 10 that Orhan Pamuk may have had gone to Latin America, as he loves solitude.

“I like mature men but I feel under pressure. For that reason, I undertake self-therapy by painting,” she had said in response to a question about what it was like to be embroiled in a relationship with a Nobel Prize laureate.

Fişekçi also has been heavily criticized in the media and her identity as an artist has come under fire in recent days