Laure Marchand, Guillaume Perrier
Journalists reflect on the false imprisonment of the Turkish-Armenian intellectual and activist.
Over the course of the eleven years during which they lived and worked in Istanbul, journalists Laure Marchand and Guillaume Perrier witnessed firsthand evidence of over a century of denialist politics and Kemalist rhetoric in Turkey. In this video they reflect on the imprisonment of the Turkish-Armenian intellectual, journalist and activist Sevan Nişanyan, who was arrested in 2014 and sentenced to over 16 years in prison on charges of carrying out illegal construction. A Turkish citizen by birth, Nişanyan is an ardent critic of the increasingly repressive government of Turkey, and his arrest is seen by many as a political act that carries wider implications for the state’s policies towards political dissenters and minorities.
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