This article says (sorry the link doesn't work, so I won't link it, to save you some trouble) the Jaipur Literary Festival opened with a bang. It must have been mired in a bit of controversy this time.
As news filters in Pamuk says being rhetorical or lamenting is not his type in this article. I like Pamuk and his straight from the heart delivery, which I had heard when he was in Bombay. Here's a link to that interview by Sunil Sethi.