Can Dündar has been working as a journalist for the last 37 years, for several newspapers and magazines. He produced many TV documentaries focusing particularly on modern Turkish history and cultural anthropology. He worked as an anchorman for several news channels. He stepped down from his post as the editor in chief of the daily Cumhuriyet in August 2016, after he was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months of imprisonment due to his story on the Turkish Intelligence Service’s involvement in the Syrian war. He became a columnist for Die Zeit in August 2016. He has written more than 40 books, one of which was published in Germany in September 2016.