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Canadian released from Turkish prison recounts ‘nightmare’ of three-year ordeal

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Davud Hanci was sentenced to 15 years years in a Turkish prison for his alleged involvement in the 2016 coup. Now back in Canada, he’s speaking about the ‘madness’ of his arrest and nearly three years in jail.

Davud Hanci, pictured with his wife, Rumeysa, and their two sons, Cemil, left, and Vedat, right. Mr. Hanci was released from Turkish jail on parole last spring, and has since fled the country to return to Canada. Photograph courtesy of Davud Hanci

A Canadian who was held in a Turkish prison for nearly three years and accused of assisting a 2016 coup attempt said he’s happy to be back in Canada and reunited with his family after fleeing the Middle Eastern country last year. 

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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