Kurtulus Bastimar, born in Kars, Türkiye, is a debut author and human rights lawyer who has dedicated his life to advocating for the protection of fundamental rights and freedom of expression.

After studying European Law, he became an international criminal lawyer, representing numerous victims, particularly writers, human rights activists, and thought criminals, before the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in various countries worldwide.

With a keen understanding of the importance of literature in creating societal change, he has used his writing to raise awareness of human rights issues, giving a voice to those who are often silenced. His work has been praised for its powerful and poignant messages, shedding light on the struggles of individuals fighting for their basic rights. 

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A Farewell to Freedom

A powerful story that illustrates the price individuals pay for their freedom and how its value is only truly understood when it is taken away. A Farewell to Freedom received a prestigious prize in the Golden Pen Literature Prize Awards in 2018 and 2022.

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Kurtuluş Baştimar - A Farewell to Freedom