Nurcan Baysal

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Nurcan Baysal is a Kurdish writer and activist from the city of Diyarbakir in south-east Turkey, where she is one of few figures reporting from the inside of the Turkish-Kurdish conflict. She is a founder of the Platform to Save Women Kidnapped by ISIS and the Diyarbakir Political and Social Research Institute, as well as the author several books, such as “That Day” and “Those Voices”. She was recently named Global Laureate for Human Rights Defenders at Risk by Irish NGO Front Line Defenders and currently faces a number of criminal prosecutions in relation to her work.

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