"We are not the

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Meltem Arıkan is a Turkish/Welsh author and artist who has dedicated her life to write against the Patriarchal system and to fight for freedom of speech and expression. Meltem Arikan is one of 16 defendants who were charged (in the Gezi Park trial) with attempting to overthrow the government. If convicted she faces a possible sentence of life in prison without parole.

Follow Meltem Arikan’s new blog

In 2020 during different seasons of the year, Meltem Arikan will be 6 months in the Elan Valley, and writing about her experience in the ELAN VALLEY section of her blog. Recently she was diagnosed with Asperger/ Autism, and will be sharing her inner refections, and journey of exploring what this means to her life in the SUDDENLY AUTISTIC / ASPIE section. The WANDERINGS section is for sharing about her  life and activates when away from the Elan Valley.

Video interviews about autism ... "

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