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Famous Journalists from Turkey

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List of notable or famous journalists from Turkey, with bios and photos, including the top journalists born in Turkey and even some popular journalists who immigrated to Turkey. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Turkish journalists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These journalists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known journalist from Turkey is included when available.

Bahriye Üçok and Cavit Orhan Tütengil are only the beginning of the people on this list.

This historic journalists from Turkey list can help answer the questions "Who are some Turkish journalists of note?" and "Who are the most famous journalists from Turkey?" These prominent journalists of Turkey may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Turkish journalists.

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    Ahmet Hüsrev Altan is a Turkish journalist and author. A working journalist for more than twenty years, he has served in all stages of the profession, from being a night shift reporter to editor in chief in various newspapers.more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
    • Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Writer
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    Ahmet Taner Kışlalı was a Turkish intellectual, political scientist, lawyer, commentator/author for the Cumhuriyet newspaper, academics and politician.more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1939-1999)
    • Profession: Politician, Journalist
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    Altan Öymen is a Turkish journalist, author and former politician.more

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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: Trabzon, Turkey
    • Profession: Politician, Journalist, Writer
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    Ara Güler
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    Ara Güler is a Turkish Armenian photojournalist, nicknamed "the Eye of Istanbul" or "the Photographer of Istanbul". He is considered one of Turkey's few internationally known photographers.more

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    • Age: age 87
    • Birthplace: Beyoğlu, Turkey
    • Profession: Photojournalist, Actor
    • Credits: Journey to the Sun, Run for Money
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    Attilâ İlhan was a Turkish poet, novelist, essayist, journalist and reviewer.more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1925-2005)
    • Birthplace: Menemen, Turkey
    • Profession: Poet, Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter
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    Ayşe Arman is a Turkish journalist, and a regular columnist in the newspaper Hürriyet. She is best known for her interviews. Arman is the author of two books, one of which is a compilation of best moments of her interviews made over the past decade.more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Adana, Turkey
    • Profession: Journalist, Author
    • Credits: Love Loves Coincidences
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    Bahriye Üçok
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    Bahriye Üçok was a female Turkish academic of theology, left-wing politician, writer, columnist, and women's rights activist whose assassination in 1990 remains unresolved.more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1919-1990)
    • Profession: Politician, Journalist, Writer
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    Bikem Ekberzade is a Turkish journalist, photojournalist and documentary photographer.more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Turkey
    • Profession: Journalist, Photographer
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    Bülent Ecevit
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    Mustafa Bülent Ecevit was a Turkish politician, poet, writer, scholar, and journalist, who served as the Prime Minister of Turkey four times between the years 1974 and 2002. He was the leader of Republican People's Party between 1972 and 1980, after which he became the leader of the Democratic Left ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1925-2006)
    • Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
    • Profession: Politician, Journalist
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    Burak Eldem is a Turkish writer/researcher, a former radio and TV programmer, web developer and journalist. He is the author of "2012: Rendez-vous With Marduk", Fraternis: Lost Books, Secret Brotherhood and Talismans Protect Thee. The first two titles belong to a trilogy about the history of ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Profession: Journalist, Writer
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    Can Dündar is a Turkish journalist, columnist and documentarian. He is one of the best known figures in Turkish media, described as possessing "impeccable republican credentials". He has produced many television programs for the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation and various private channels such ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
    • Profession: Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Presenter, + more
    • Credits: Mustafa, Anybody There...?, Nazım Hikmet
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    Cavit Orhan Tütengil was a Turkish sociologist, writer and columnist, who was murdered.more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1921-1979)
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Cevdet Kılıçlar

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    Cevdet Kılıçlar
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    Cevdet Kılıçlar was a Turkish journalist and photographer from Kayseri. He had been a correspondent of the daily newspaper Anadolu'da Vakit. He was an aid worker and responsible for website of The Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief. He was married to Derya Kılıçlar and had ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Kayseri, Turkey
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Diran Kelekian was an Ottoman Armenian journalist, writer and professor of Ottoman University, editor of "Cihan" and "Sabah" newspapers. Armenian Genocide victim. He studied at Constantinople and Marseille, then become a lecturer at Ottoman University of Istanbul. Being the editor of "Sabah", he also ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1862-1915)
    • Birthplace: Kayseri, Turkey
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Duygu Asena was a Turkish journalist, best-selling author and activist for women’s rights.more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1946-2006)
    • Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
    • Profession: Journalist, Author
    • Credits: Mr. E, The Woman Has No Name
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    Emin Çölaşan

    Emin Çölaşan is a Turkish investigative journalist, whose daily column appeared in the country's internationally best-known and most influential mass-circulation newspaper, Istanbul-based Hürriyet, for 22 years, from 1985 to 2007, . Due to his outspoken positions on sensitive domestic issues, he is ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
    • Profession: Journalist, Writer
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    Emre Kızılkaya

    Emre Kızılkaya is a Turkish journalist based in Istanbul, currently working as the Chief Editor of foreign news service at the leading Turkish daily Hürriyet and as the Vice President of the National Committee at the Vienna-based International Press Institute. He is a regular contributor for Al-Monitor ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Turkey
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Etyen Mahçupyan

    Etyen Mahçupyan is a Turkish-Armenian journalist and writer. From 2007 to 2010 he was the editor-in-chief of Agos, the Armenian community's weekly newspaper. He also contributes to the Turkish national dailies Sabah and Yeni safak. Etyen Mahçupyan was born in Istanbul and attended Robert College. He ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
    • Profession: Journalist, Actor, Writer
    • Credits: Mrs. Salkım's Diamonds, Journey to the Moon, Pains of Autumn
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    Eyüp Can

    Eyüp Can Sağlık is a Turkish journalist and currently editor-in-chief of the Turkish newspaper Radikal. After graduating in Communications from Istanbul University in 1993, he earned a Master's degree in American Foreign Policy and Middle East Relations in Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Adana, Turkey
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Hakan Albayrak is a Turkish journalist and activist.more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Hanau, Germany
    • Profession: Activist, Journalist, Writer
    • Credits: The Blue Exile, Afrika'da Türk İzleri, Our Home, Saraybosna Sevgilim, The Damascus - Istanbul Bridge
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