Can Dündar

Can Dündar is an award-winning Turkish journalist who has been arrested and forced into exile for his reporting.

In 2015, Dündar made international headlines after revealing footage proving Turkish intelligence agencies were arming terrorist groups in the Syrian Civil War. Because of his reporting, Dündar was jailed on trumped-up “espionage” charges.

After a failed assassination attempt and the promise of a prison sentence, Dündar was forced to flee Turkey in 2016. Since then, he has been sentenced in absentia to over 27 years in prison. Despite this, he continues his brave journalism, and has emerged as a leading figure in Turkey’s fight for democracy and human rights.



The Battle for a Free Turkey with Can Dündar

Can Dündar, a Turkish journalist jailed and exiled for his reporting, addresses the 9th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks. On the family of human rights activists:  “We are in a big family of freedom fighters from all over the world here,