The Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World presents
Investigative journalist, writer, and winner of UNESCO's Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
Ahmet Şık is a Turkish investigative journalist and author of several books. His book The Imam’s Army, investigating the Gülen movement, led to his detention for a year in 2011-12 and the book being seized and banned. He remains under indictment in the OdaTV case of the Ergenekon trials; his cause has been taken up by English PEN, an association of writers fighting for freedom of expression.
Ahmet Şık graduated from the Journalism department of Istanbul University, Faculty for Communication. Between 1991 and 2007, Şık worked for several newspapers such as Cumhuriyet, Radikal, Evrensel, and Yeni Yüzyıl. He has also worked at Nokta magazine and Reuters News Agency as a photo journalist. Ahmet Şık is a member of the Turkish Journalists' Union and the Association of Contemporary Journalists. In dailies, weeklies, and monthlies, he has published on human rights, journalism, and professional ethics.
Contact: Liz Flanagan
Sponsors: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies