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Greek authorities close the country door in Sevan Nisanyan. This Turkish linguist of Armenian origin is one of the many intellectuals in exile. Criticism of Turkish power, sentenced to prison, he had flee his country in 2017, in the wake of the large purges carried out by President Erdogan following a failed putsch.
Married to a Greek citizen, Sevan Nisanyan has been living for years on the island of Samos where he opened a business and acquired real estate. He benefited from refugee status in Greece, where he had rebuilt his life for four years. But last Monday, while returning from a trip to Albania, the Greek authorities suddenly refused entry into the country.
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"The Greek authorities probably suffer pressure from Turkey. Perhaps because I live very close to Turkey or maybe it's because of my videos on YouTube that bring together nearly 20-25,000 people every month? I sometimes expressed political or cultural positions that could be considered risky, the linguist is questioned. I do not understand what's going on, it's Kafkaen. "
Difficult to understand this decision of Greece that could be due to a currant coffering. But the reasons relied on by Athens are heavy meaning. "When you have asked for explanations, I was told that I represented a" threat to the National Security of Greece ", for reasons that were" top secret "," says Sevan Nisanyan.
Sevan Nisanyan hoped that his lawyers will have the end of history quickly, so that he can go home. In the meantime, the question remains open: other Turkish exiles living in Greece - less known and media than it - could they face this kind of difficulty?
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