Syros court orders release of Sevan Nisanyan․ Court orders Istanbul-Armenian scholar to leave Greece voluntarily

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A court on Syros has ordered the release from detention of Sevan Nişanyan, following an appeal from the Turkish-Armenian writer and linguist.

Police on the Cycladic island arrested Nişanyan on December 30.

The Armenian Embassy in Greece reports that Nisanyan must leave Greece voluntarily within 15 days according to the court decision.

“As Sevan Nisanyan is a citizen of Armenia, he can leave for Armenia if he wishes”, the Embassy said.