Turkish academic in Canada caught up in Ankara's anti-Kurdish sweep

Oct 28, 2020

Cihan Erdal, a promising Turkish academic at Canada’s Carleton University with an unshakeable faith in his country’s future, never imagined he would mark his 32nd birthday away from his loved ones in a dark prison cell in the Turkish capital, Ankara, facing a potential life sentence.

Erdal, who is openly gay, is among 20 politicians, lawyers and...