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#1 MosJan

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:29 PM


Armenian writer Sevan Nishanyan jailed in Turkey
Posted ImageFebruary 7, 2012 - 17:48 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net - Istanbul-based Armenian writer Sevan Nishanyan has been jailed in Turkey for alleged illegal construction.

Nishanyan was sentenced to 5 months for construction of a cemetery in Selšuk district of İzmir Province, NTV reported.

Nishanyan has repeatedly been detained for alleged illegal construction. A few years ago he reconstructed old constructions further to operate them as hotels.



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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:29 PM

illegal construction. ? ok what was he constructing ??.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:31 PM

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 09:29 AM

Turkish student filled with respect towards Sevan Nishanyan promises
to fight for his freedom

11:23, 29 April, 2014

YEREVAN, APRIL 29, ARMENPRESS. The Turkish student promises to fight
for the freedom of the Armenian journalist, linguist Sevan Nishanyan
imprisoned in Turkey. "As a young student from Turkey, I am personally
interested in Sevan Nishanyan's case, as to me he is the most
intelligent and educated person, whom I have ever met.

His life story is very impressive, what he has done is simply
incredible. He has made great efforts in the field of tourism in
Turkey, carried out activities to compile an etymological dictionary
of the Turkish language and finally to map the villages. In Turkey we
have villages, whose names have been changed by the Government, since
they had Armenian or Kurdish names in the past. Sevan Nishanyan began
to study the names of the places and finally created a thick book,
which can be used by all the people, who are interested in the matter"
` in an interview with "Armenpress" told the sociology student of
Istanbul BoÄ?aziçi University.

In his words Sevan Nisanyan is one of those intellectuals, who
challenge the controversial religious matters and the boundaries, the
red lines, drawn by the Kemalists and the nationalists. "In Turkey the
freedom of speech is a problem. I really pay attention to the case of
Sevan Nishanyan, I respect him, and I want to organize a campaign for
his release" - added the student.

It is noteworthy, that the student fixed the picture of the Armenian
intellectual on his bag and walked around Turkey.

The Turkish student arrived in Armenia on April 25 in the delegation
of the Turkish and European antiracist organizations. On April 24 they
attended the commemoration ceremony for the victims of the Armenian
Genocide in Istanbul, and on April 26 they visited Tsitsernakaberd
Memorial.

http://armenpress.am...is-freedom.html
 



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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:18 AM

Public Radio of Armenia

July 14 2017
 
 
Reports indicate Sevan Nişanyan has escaped prison and fled Turkey
 

Armenian Weekly – According to reports, jailed Turkish-Armenian intellectual, travel writer, entrepreneur, and researcher Sevan Nisanyan has escaped prison and fled Turkey.

Nişanyan was jailed on Dec. 2, 2014 for “construction infractions.” “The bird has flown. Wish the same for 80 million left behind,” Nişanyan said in a Tweet on July 14.

Nişanyan confirmed the reports to Turkish Habertürk news agency by phone but declined to give details of when and how managed his escape.

 

Nişanyan was sentenced to a total of 17 years in a number of cases, Agos news reported.

“If Nişanyan really has escaped from prison, I would like to congratulate him,” said Turkish-Armenian journalist Hayko Bağdat, who has been living in exile in Germany, in a tweet.

Nişanyan came to public attention in Turkey in January, when he announced that Turkey’s Justice Ministry had banned all newspapers and books from prisons except for the Quran as of Jan. 9.

The Armenian Weekly will be closely following developments and provide updates as they become available.

https://www.armradio...nd-fled-turkey/



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:48 AM

news.am, Armenia
July 17 2017
 
 
Istanbul-Armenian writer: 80 millions live in Turkey with dream to escape prison
13:12, 17.07.2017
 
 
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Well-known Istanbul Armenian writer, linguist, journalist, and columnist Sevan Nișanyan, made the second tweet after escaping prison in Turkey.

He writes: “I became a translator of Turkish people's feelings. 80 millions live in Turkey with a dream to escape prison.

Nișanyan escaped prison and fled Turkey on July 14. 

“The bird has flown. Wish the same for 80 million left behind,” he tweeted.

Sevan Nișanyan was sentenced to 11 years and 6 months for carrying out illegal construction.

 

He has constantly raised the Armenian Genocide issue in Turkey, and stood out by his fearless demeanor in this country.

https://news.am/eng/news/400691.html

 

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:45 AM

Armenian Weekly

July 19 2017
 
 


Nişanyan to the Armenian Weekly: ‘This Regime is Going to go, and We Will Return!’

By Weekly Staff on July 19, 2017 



 
 

 
 

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)— In a recent interview with Armenian Weekly correspondent Gulisor Akkum, Sevan Nişanyan, who escaped prison and fled Turkey on July 14, said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime’s days are numbered and that he will eventually return to his home country.

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Sevan Nişanyan (Photo: Sevan Nişanyan/Facebook)

“I am sad that I will be away from my village and my home for a period of time. But I do not believe this political insanity in Turkey will continue for too long. This regime is going to go, and we will return!” the Turkish-Armenian intellectual, travel writer, entrepreneur, and researcher told Akkum.

Nişanyan was jailed on Dec. 2, 2014, for “construction infractions.” The charges that had him locked up stemmed from the renovations and additions to his hotels in Sirince, an old Greek village in Izmir that has become a tourist destination thanks to Nişanyan and his rustic hotel business.

“The bird has flown. Wish the same for 80 million left behind,” Nişanyan said in a Tweet on July 14 upon fleeing the country. He also changed his profile photo on Twitter in the evening hours of July 14 and replaced it with a photo of a flying bird.

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Nişanyan posted this photo on social media a day after his escape from prison (Photo: Sevan Nişanyan/Facebook)

Nişanyan has since posted three new photos on his Facebook page, without specifying his location. The caption of one of the photos, which has since been removed but continues to be shared among several media outlets, simply reads “fugitive” in Turkish.

Nişanyan confirmed the reports of his escape to Turkish Habertürk daily newspaper by phone, but declined to give details of when and how he managed to flee.

“I do not want to comment on that topic. It is a bit too early to talk about methods and procedures. I will tell all the details when the time comes, let no one have a doubt. But, it is not yet the time,” Nişanyan told the Turkish daily. “I thought the 3.5 years [I served in prison] was enough. Therefore, I thought it was now time to take a bit of a breath. This is what happened. Utilizing some unique circumstances or deficiencies of Turkey, in this situation, I have decided to go out of our state’s control,” he added.

According to some reports, Nişanyan was allowed to leave prison for one day every three months and simply did not return after his latest sanctioned leave. Nişanyan was sentenced to a total of 17 years in a number of cases.

“If Nişanyan really has escaped from prison, I would like to congratulate him,” said Turkish-Armenian journalist Hayko Bağdat, who has been living in exile in Germany, in a tweet.

Nişanyan came to public attention in Turkey in January, when he announced that Turkey’s Justice Ministry had banned all newspapers and books from prisons except for the Quran as of Jan. 9.

http://armenianweekl...we-will-return/


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:17 AM

Armenpress News Agency , Armenia
July 27, 2017 Thursday


Greece grants temporary residence permit to Nishanyan



YEREVAN, JULY 27, ARMENPRESS. Greek authorities granted a temporary
residence permit to Sevan Nishanyan, the Istanbul-based ethnic
Armenian scholar who recently escaped from a prison in Turkey and
requested asylum in Greece.

The Greek asylum agency granted the permit for 6 months.

In an exclusive interview to ARMENPRESS on July 25, Nishanyan said he
had applied for asylum in Greece. “I have always thought of Greece as
my second or third homeland, this is a very beautiful and civilized
country. I’ll be very happy to spend the new phase of my life here”,
he said.

Nishanyan also mentioned he would like to travel to Armenia as soon as
he is able to.

“I got a lot of support and love from my friends in Armenia when I was
in prison. There are many people whom I’d like to thank”, he said.

Nishanyan was arrested, falsely incriminated and imprisoned in Turkey
for carrying out “illegal” construction in his own garden in 2014. He
was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Even Turkish media said the arrest was an obvious framing by Turkish
authorities, because Nishanyan has publicly criticized Turkey’s
government’s mistakes.

Numerous activities and individuals have called for his release,
saying that the true reason of his arrest is the fact that he dared to
criticize the official history of Turkey by writing the “False
Republic” book.

The scholar escaped from the minimum security prison on July 14.



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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:52 AM

Armenpress News Agency , Armenia
August 1, 2017 Tuesday


Turkey makes decision to demolish house of Sevan Nishanyan located in
Izmir's Şirince village



YEREVAN, AUGUST 1, ARMENPRESS. The list of buildings that are
subjected to demolition in the Şirince village of Turkey’s Izmir
province includes also the house of Istanbul-based ethnic Armenian
scholar, linguist Sevan Nishanyan, as well as 2 buildings belonging to
the Nesin Foundation which has been formed by Nishanyan and scholar
Ali Nesin, t24.com.tr reports.

A decision was made to demolish 95 small hotels, 22 resorts and houses
in the village which have been declared illegal with an explanation on
contradicting to the development plan.

Ali Nesin told Duvar newspaper that they have not received any
notification over the demolition of one of the buildings.

The demolition works launched on August 1, at 09:00. 3 buildings will
be demolished initially.

The decision on demolishing buildings in Şirince was made since 2011,
however, it was postponed for various reasons.

Nishanyan has been serving a 17-year prison term since 2014 in a
minimum security “open” correctional facility. On July 14, he exited
the premises and never returned.

Shortly after escaping prison, the scholar tweeted : “The bird flew
away – with the same wishes to the remaining 80 million”.

Nishanyan was arrested and imprisoned in Turkey for carrying out
“illegal” construction in his own garden.

Even Turkish media said the arrest was an obvious framing by Turkish
authorities, because Nishanyan has publicly criticized Turkey’s
government’s mistakes.

Numerous activities and individuals have called for his release,
saying that the true reason of his arrest is the fact that he dared to
criticize the official history of Turkey by writing the “False
Republic” book.



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:22 AM

Turkey Purge
Aug 8 2017

 

Turkish-Armenian intellectual who escaped from prison says gov’t seized money at bank

by TurkeyPurge | Aug 8, 2017 | Today in Crackdown

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Turkish-Armenian linguist and writer Sevan Nişanyan, who escaped from prison last month, has said his money at a bank was seized by the government.

Jailed on nine different charges including illegal construction in 2014, Nişanyan escaped from Foça prison in Turkey’s western province of İzmir on July 14, and said he applied to for political asylum in Greece on July 26. The writer was sentenced to a total of 17 years in a number of cases, Agos newspaper earlier said.

“I had TL 12,000 [$3,400] for dark days. I have found out that Turkey has seized it as they couldn’t find anything else. This is not a state, this is a group of gangsters,” Nişanyan wrote on his Facebook account.

Turkey earlier seized properties belonging to several journalists and businessmen who were targeted as part of Turkish government’s post-coup crackdown.

https://turkeypurge....d-money-at-bank






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