Can Dündar

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Can Dündar, wanted as a “terrorist” in Turkey, tells of Turkey’s struggle for a free society.

The Turkish Republic was founded 100 years ago. It wanted to become a modern state, with adoption of European legal systems, free elections, gender equality, separation of powers. Under Erdoğan, who became prime minister in 2013, the state took on increasingly autocratic features. His government intensified the repression of the Kurds, waged war in Syria, changed the constitution, and had critics and opposition parties banned. The country is torn as never before. Dündar gives an outlook on how it could develop further.

Can Dündar, born in 1961, reported as editor-in-chief of the Cumhuriyet newspaper on arms deliveries by the Turkish secret service to Syria. As a result, he was sentenced to 27 years in prison for espionage, among other charges. He lives and works in exile in Berlin, where he wrote the column Meine Türkei (My Turkey ) for DIE ZEIT and is founder and editor-in-chief of the bilingual opposition platform #Özgürüz (Turkish: “We are free”).

Language: English

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