Turkey is a terrible prison everybody wants to escape, well-known Istanbul Armenian writer Sevan Nisanyan told Arevelk news agency.
“Everyone is imprisoned there. I do not know whether they think like me or not, but when you speak to people, the main part will say that it is not a place to live. Turkey is a terrible prison,” he noted, adding that many people want to leave the country, but there are difficulties: they do not know the language, they do not have money, they have no idea where to go and what to do.
“But when they find a way, they will definitely go to Europe, Australia, Africa, Armenia and Syria,” he said.
Speaking about Turkey’s ruling regime, Nisanyan emphasized that Erdogan’s regime cannot last long. According to him, the current government will leave eventually, and it will be very difficult to restore the country’s collapsed system.
Nishanyan expressed hope that the Turkish authorities will hardly make any attempt to return him: “They wanted me to leave. They told me not to speak, but I’ll speak.”
With regard to Turkish prisons, Nisanyan noted that choice of food was very limited, while the area was incredibly small. Prisons were very crowded, that is why prisoners are exposed to double stress