FROM NEWSROOM TO PARLIAMENT
Ahmet SIK who, since the start of his journalist career in 1991, has been the writer of numerous articles in (as he puts it) "right's journalism", obtained a seat in parliament during Turkey's parliamentary elections on the 24th of June 2018 as a representative of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Istanbul. 
SIK, who has worked as a journalist for the newspapers Cumhuriyet, Radikal and Yeni Yüzyil, has also been employed by Nokta magazine and Reuters News Agency. During the Ergenekon investigations, he wrote the books "Guide to understanding Counter-Guerilla, the Turkish branch of Operation Gladio, and Ergenekon" and "Who's who in Ergenekon" together with Ertugrul Mavioglu.
During the investigations, SIK was working on his book, that later would be known under the name "The Imam's Army", about the infiltration of the Turkish police forces by the Fethullah Gulen organization. Though his book wasn't even finished yet, he got imprisoned in 2011 and discharged 15 months later. During his imprisonment, SIK's journalist friends published his book draft under the name "000 BOOK" together with nearly 100 journalists' co-signatures. After his release, he wrote the book "Ambush: The State's New Owners" that describes how the Oda TV investigations have been carried out.
In 2014, Ahmet SIK wrote the book "We Walked These Roads in Parallel” that describes the liaison between the Fethullah Gulen organization and the Justice and Development Party (AKP).  He was detained again on the 29th of December 2016 due to accusations of spreading FETO, DHPK-C and PKK propaganda, as well as insulting the Republic of Turkey and its institutions. He got released on conditions of trial without arrest on the 9th of March 2018. At the end of this trial, he got sentenced to 7 years and six months of helping to spread terrorist propaganda, but this verdict hasn't been approved by the Supreme Court yet. His recent publication is the book "I accuse" which contains his defence speeches during the Cumhuriyet newspaper trials.
Ahmet SIK stated to be a journalist in order to be the "eye of the blind, the ear of the deaf and the voice of the mute". Now that he is a member of parliament, he states to keep up the fight for these very same principles.