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Can Dündar

Can Dündar is a Turkish journalist, columnist  and writer. Editor-in-chief of center-left Cumhuriyet newspaper until August 2016, he was arrested in November 2015 after his newspaper published footage showing the State Intelligence MİT sending weapons to Syrian Islamist fighters.

He is one of the best known figures in Turkish media. Dündar has written for several newspapers, produced many television programs for state-owned TRT and various private channels including CNN Türk and NTV, and published more than 20 books. His play #WeAreArrested has been premiered at Arcola Theatre in London in 2019.

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Can Dündar: arrest, escape and exile.

Can Dündar is a distinguished Turkish journalist with over 40 years of experience writing, editing and making investigative documentaries. After his newspaper published footage in 2015 of Turkish security services channelling arms to Islamist fighters in Syria, he was arrested and spent 92 days in prison on charges of 'terrorism'.