Turkish-Armenian writer facing deportation after arrest

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A prominent Turkish-Armenian writer living under a temporary permit in Greece after fleeing a Turkish prison has been arrested and faces deportation, his wife said on Saturday. Sevan Nisanyan, a 66-year-old linguist and blogger, was detained on the island of Samos on Thursday after Greek authorities refused to renew his residence permit, his wife Ira Tzourou said on Facebook and Twitter. A Samos court on Monday is to decide whether he will be deported to Turkey or Armenia, she said. Greek police could not immediately confirm the case. Nisanyan had been jailed in Turkey in 2014 on charges of il…

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