We are Arrested : A Journalist's Notes from a Turkish Prison
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Yayıncı Biteback ( 09 / 2016 ) ISBN 9781785901386 | Ciltli | İngilizce | 240 Sayfa | Türler Politika - Türkiye | Anı, Mektup | Basın-Yayın
Following the astonishing events of July 2016, in which elements of Turkey's armed forces staged an attempted coup against the country's government, the international spotlight has fallen on Turkey's authoritarian regime, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Though democratically elected, Erdogan has overseen Turkey's transition from a secular democracy to an increasingly orthodox religious state with limited freedom for the press and still less for dissidents. Many fear the attempted coup has given Erdogan an excuse to further supress all opposition. As Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the national Cumhuriyet newspaper found out, Turkey is a bad place to be a journalist.In November 2015, he was arrested on charges of divulging state secrets and espionage. Condemned and arraigned by the President himself, Dundar's so-called crime was informing the public of the discovery of highly illegal covert arms shipment. Having assumed an authority it did not have, the country's intelligence service was secretly shipping weapons to a neighbouring country, destined, in all likelihood, for radical Islamist organisations - illegally making Turkey a party in the Syrian civil war. This was a crime that was in the government's interest to conceal, and a journalist's duty to expose. The title of the book is taken from Can Dundar's tweet on the day he was detained. The book is his account of the discovery, the weighing up of the pros and cons of publishing, and the events that unfolded after the decision. Dundar and the newspaper faced police barricades, would-be suicide bombers and assassination attempts, as well as fierce attacks from pro-government media.Incarcerated in Silivri Prison, Dundar decided to write down his experiences. Here, in isolation, he learned to appreciate the small things in life. Most importantly, he realised that courage in an age of fear is essential if the public's right to know is to be defended.