Sevan Nişanyan

Sevan Nişanyan is a Turkish-Armenian linguist, travel writer, and activist. For many years, he and his former wife, Müjde, edited The Little Hotel Book, a Turkish guide for travelers. His major work is the reference volume Sözlerin Soyağaci: Çağdaş Türkçenin Etimolojik Sözlüğü (Etymological Dictionary of Contemporary Turkish), a third edition of which was released in 2008. He was imprisoned in 2014 for a blog he wrote criticizing the prophet Muhammad, but escaped in July 2017. He currently resides in Greece.


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The Bird Has Flown: Sevan Nişanyan on His Escape from Turkish Prison


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