Turkish authorities have frozen bank accounts belonging to Turkish-Armenian intellectual, writer, entrepreneur, and researcher Sevan Nisanyan, Ermenihaber reported.
I kept precautionary savings worth 12 thousand Turkish liras. The Turkish state seized that. It is not a state but a criminal gang,” Nisanyan wrote on Facebook.
To remind, Nisanyan – a staunch critic of the Turkish regime – was arrested and imprisoned in Turkey on Dec. 2, 2014 for carrying out “illegal” construction in his own garden, charges that were so obviously made up by Turkish authorities who had been seeking ways to silence the outspoken scholar and writer.
Nisanyan was allowed to leave prison for one day every three months and simply did not return after his latest sanctioned leave. “The bird has flown. Wish the same for 80 million left behind,” Nisanyan said in a Tweet on July 14, after his escape. According to the latest reports, he applied for political asylum in Greece.
As reported earlier, the Turkish authorities made a decision to demolish the Nisanyan House hotel complex. The decision prescribed demolition of 22 buildings, including the Nisanyan House, that were ‘illegally constructed in the environmental zone’ in Şirince village of Turkey’s Izmir province.