16 December, 2019 17:47

From a Turkish Prison to Greek Islands: Sevan Nişanyan Talks to CivilNet in Yerevan

After spending several years in a Turkish prison, Turkish-Armenian intellectual, linguist and author, Sevan Nişanyan, managed to escape and settle on a Greek island. In a conversation with CivilNet's Tatul Hakobyan, Nişanyan discusses how he ended up in a Turkish prison, why he wrote The Wrong Republic and his relationship with Hrant Dink.

In 2013, the day before Nişanyan began his scheduled incarceration, he talked to CivilNet about the reasons for his sentence, attitudes of the Turkish government towards minorities, especially Armenians, and his persistent efforts to push the Turkish government towards more democratic and tolerant policies. That interview is available here.