Kurtulus Bastimar was born in 1993 in Kars, an eastern province of Turkey’s Republic. In 2014, he went to the autonomous region Crimea where he wrote his first book: Education, War and Exile, in which he tells the story of the exile of Crimean people.

In 2015, he moved to the Netherlands to study European Law at Maastricht University and graduated in 2018. During his years at university, he focused on human rights. Therefore, all of his novels and short stories revolve around fundamental rights and freedom. Today, Kurtuluş works as an international human rights lawyer in Turkey.

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A Farewell to Freedom

The story of protagonist Ahmet is increasingly gripping. At a young age, after joining a criminal organization, he becomes involved in illegal transactions. When things seem to be at their best, Ahmet meets a young woman. The pair is married, which makes Ahmet want to change his life and leave behind his criminal ways.

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