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Can Dündar

Cumhuriyet
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Istanbul
Can Dündar, born in Ankara, is a turkish journalist. He has written for several newspapers, published over 20 books and was a producer for TV-programs. Since 2015 he is Editor-in-chief of the center-left newspaper Cumhuriyet. In the same year he received an award from Reporters without Border for his independent journalism. He and Erdem Gül, Cumhuriyet bureau chief of Ankara, were arrested on espionage and being members of a terrorist organisation, but been released in February 2016 by the Supreme Court. 

In May president Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally pressed charges for leaking secret information of the state. Each trial is criticised by international observers.

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