Can Dündar

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Can Dündar
Can Dündar.jpg
Born (1961-06-16) June 16, 1961 (age 53)
Ankara, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Education
Occupation Columnist, TV host, documentarian
Title Ph.D.
Spouse(s) Dilek Dündar
Family Ege Dündar (son)

Can Dündar (Born June 16, 1961, Ankara, Turkey[1]) is a Turkish journalist, columnist and documentarian. He is one of the best known figures in Turkish media,[2] described as possessing "impeccable republican credentials".[3] He has produced many television programs for the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) and various private channels such as CNN Türk and NTV, and published over 20 books. He has written a column for Milliyet until he has been asked to leave on August 1, 2013.

Biography[edit]

He studied journalism at Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science and graduated in 1982. He continued his education in London School of Journalism in 1986. Can Dündar received his master's degree in 1988 and in 1996 earned his Ph.D. in political science from Middle East Technical University, Ankara.[1]

He has contributed to various print publications, including Hürriyet (1983 - 1985), Nokta, Haftaya Bakış, Söz and Tempo. He wrote for Sabah from January 1999 to April 2000 and Milliyet from January 2000.[1] On television he has been involved in Yanki (1979 - 1983) and 32. Gün (1989 - 1995) among others.[4]

His work often "traces Turkey’s evolution into a modern nation and provides historical and political detail regarding crucial events, debates, and conflicts." This includes profiles of historical and political figures such as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Ismet Inönü, Nazim Hikmet and Vehbi Koç.[4] His screenplay for the 2008 film Mustafa depicted the founder of the Republic of Turkey as a regular man with fears, passions and human expectations, rather than a life-size hero.[5]

He is married to Dilek Dündar and the couple has one child. His father allegedly worked for the National Intelligence Organization.[6]

Documentaries[edit]

  • Demirkırat (1991),
  • 12 Mart (March 12)(1994),
  • Cumhuriyetin Kraliçeleri (The Queens of the Republic) (1992),
  • Sarı Zeybek (The Yellow [Blond] Zeybek) (1993), Gölgedekiler (The ones in the shadow)(1994–1995),
  • Yükselen Bir Deniz (The Rising Sea)(1998),
  • İsmet Paşa (1999),
  • Devlet Tiyatroları (Government theaters)(1999),
  • Köy Enstitüleri (Village Institutes) (2000),
  • Halef (The Successor) (2003),
  • Nazım Hikmet (2002),
  • Bir Yaşam İksiri (A life potion) (2003),
  • Yüzyılın Aşkları (Loves of the century)(2004),
  • Karaoğlan (Black boy)(2004),
  • Garip: Neset Ertas Belgeseli (Strange: The Neset Ertas Documentary)(2005),
  • Mustafa (2008)
  • Delikanlım İyi Bak Yıldızlara (2012)

Books[edit]

  • Hayata ve Siyasete Dair (About Life and Politics)),
  • Yağmurdan Sonra (After the Rain),
  • Ergenekon. The first book on Ergenekon.
  • Yarim Haziran (My Love June),
  • Benım Gençliğim (My youth),
  • Köy Enstitüleri (Village Institutions),
  • Yaveri Atatürk'ü Anlatıyor (Atatürk's assistant talks about him),
  • Nereye? (Where to?),
  • Uzaklar (Far away places),
  • Yükselen Deniz (Rising Sea),
  • Savaşta Ne Yaptın Baba? (What did you do in the war, father?),
  • Büyülü Fener (Magic Lantern),
  • Bir Yaşam İksiri (A life potion),
  • Mustafa Kemal Aramızda (Mustafa Kemal is Among Us),
  • Yıldızlar (The stars),
  • Demirkırat,
  • Sarı Zeybek (Yellow zeybek),
  • Gölgedekiler (The ones in the shadow)
  • İlk Türk Hititologu: Sedat Alp, (First Turkish hittitologue: Sedat Alp)
  • Kırmızı Bisiklet (Red bike),
  • Nazım,
  • Karaoğlan (Black boy),
  • Vehbi Koç,
  • İsmet Paşa,
  • Yüzyılın Aşkları (The loves of the century),
  • Yakamdaki Yüzler (The faces on my collar),
  • Ben Böyle Veda Etmeliyim (I should say goodbye like that).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c haberler.com, CAN DÜNDAR
  2. ^ Aydin, Nurulllah; Soncan, Emre (2009-01-10). "Gölbaşı ammunition may shed light on unsolved murders". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2009-01-09. "Can Dündar, a prominent writer and documentarian..." 
  3. ^ Villelabeitia, Ibon (2008-11-08). "Is Turkey reassessing Ataturk’s legacy?". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  4. ^ a b encyclopedia.jrank.org, Dündar, Can (1961–)
  5. ^ Ateş, Toktamış (2008-11-02). "Can Dündar and ‘Mustafa'". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  6. ^ Acar, Erkan (2008-02-11). "Nuri Gündeş: Can Dündar'ın babası MİT görevlisiydi". Zaman. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 

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