Journalist Ahmet Şık was suited for libel due to his book titled ““Paralel Yürüdük Biz Bu Yollarda” (We Walked These Roads in Parallel) which was published in December 2014 upon complaint of former Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Binali Yıldırım.
Ahmet Şık may get 2 years and 8 months prison sentence because of his book related to parallel structure, Imam Fethullah Gülen and Gülen Movement. Şık had been arrested together with another journalist Nedim Şener in March 2011 for allegedly supporting Ergenekon Organization.
Journalist Şık will stand trial on October 13 for libel suit
Public Prosecutor of İstanbul found the decision justified since Şık discussed claims about former Minister and his corruption. Ahmet Şık will stand trial on October 13 in İstanbul 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance for allegedly insulting Binali Yıldırım.
Who is Ahmet Şık?
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.
Some of his books: Ergenekon'da Kim Kimdir? (Who is Who in Ergenekon?) 2010.
Kontrgerilla ve Ergenekon’u Anlama Kılavuzu (Guide to Understanding the Contra guerrilla and Ergenekon) 2010.
The Imam's Army (İmamın Ordusu), 2012.
We Walked These Roads in Parallel (Paralel Yürüdük Biz Bu Yollarda), 2014.
He has Photography Award of the Turkish Journalists' Association, News Award from the Association of Contemporary Journalists and UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
Journalist Şık still works in Cumhuriyet Daily. (EÖ/BD)
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