Well-known Istanbul Armenian writer, linguist, journalist, and columnist Sevan Nișanyan, who escaped from prison in Turkey on Friday, posted a photo on his Facebook page under the title “Outlaw.”
On Friday morning, Nișanyan, who has been serving a 17-year prison term since 2014, escaped from jail in Turkey.
The writer told Turkish media that he is not in the prison anymore, but hedid not confirm the information that he had left the country.
"I'm not in prison anymore and I do not think about going back," he said.
During the conversation with Hurriyet, Nișanyan stressed that escape from Turkey is only a matter of money.
"I thought that 3.5 years are already enough for unfair and illegal punishment. I could not withstand all this for 3 more years,” he said adding that “escape from trukey is very easy. All can escape in case of having good amount of money.”
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.