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Ahmet Altan

Ahmet Altan is a Turkish novelist and political columnist. In the purge following the failed coup in July 2016, Altan was sent to prison pending trial for giving ‘subliminal messages’ in support of the coup. In February 2018 he was sentenced to life in prison without parole for attempting to overthrow the government. His ten novels, including Like a Sword Wound and Endgame, have been widely translated.