Recently, we had invited you to support a friend of Zehra Doğan, Nezahat Şingez, incarcerated in Tarsus prison. As suggested, many of you sent her cards, drawings, letters and photos of your cats…

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Thanks and bravo to all of you for bringing much happiness to this endearing woman who loves cats and all animals…

She wishes to thank you herself. Here is a message she sent, translated by none other than herself:

Hello, beautiful people at the other end of the world,

I received your cards. Believe me, I don’t know how to express my feelings. What can I say? How can I say it? How can I give thanks to people as beautiful as you? This must be the moment when words become insufficient.

I realized that, no matter where we are in the world, common aspects unite humans. How beautiful it is to be able to share feelings. Even if I had spent one thousand years imagining this, or if someone had predicted it, I would not have believed that the love of animals would lead to meeting such beautiful people. Yet, it is possible.

I thank all the friends who did not leave me alone and who told me they are close to me.

I send special thanks to the association Le Rallumeur d’Etoiles in Martigues, to Claude Cantat, Dominique Grange, and to friends of the cats Nina, Pablo, Laya…

P.S. Please forgive me if I misspelled your names.


Of course, we encourage you to maintain this surge of solidarity and friendship.

Nezahat Şingez
Tarsus Kadın Kapalı CİK
Alifakı Mahallesi Alifakı sokak
Tarsus – MERSİN

Zehra Doğan & Nezahat Şingez

Zehra Doğan & Nezahat Şingez in Tarsus Prison, February 2019

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