A Letter from Osman Kavala

It has been more than 100 days since I was located in Silivri Prison. I am trying to get used to this situation considering the uncertainty of its duration. I intimately feel saddened by the fact that there are journalists and authors who have been here for longer than me.

Yet, I am very pleased to see that Anadolu Kültür, DSM, and Depo – the institutions I am the founder of - continue their work uninterruptedly.

Despite all the adverse circumstances, I think the improvement of Turkey’s relations with European institutions and civil society organizations is of paramount importance. I believe that these relations will be strengthened again, once the negative climate engendered due to the state of emergency changes.

In the meantime, I spend my time thinking about my prospective contributions in the upcoming period. The messages I receive from the friends outside make me very happy.

I send my regards to everyone.

Osman Kavala, 9 February 2018