Ekin Calisir is an independent journalist and filmmaker based in Istanbul, Turkey. She worked in Al Jazeera and NTV, made current affairs programmes and documentaries for TRT. Producer of award winning feature length documentary film Mr Gay Syria about Syrian LGBT refugees. Speaks English, French and Spanish. skype: ekinclsr ekin.calisir (at) gmail.com
Live on Skype with CBS on Turkey's coup attempt, 15 July 2016.
Live Phoner with CTV on Turkey's coup attempt on 15 July 2016.
Video story for BBC Turkish. Cypriots from North and South of the island celebrate the end of 6 months where they had to live in two different time zones. Cyprus is the last divided country of Europe. Shot and edited by Ekin Calisir
Article in Turkish. Cypriots from North and South of the island celebrate the end of 6 months where they had to live in two different time zones. Cyprus is the last divided country of Europe.
Short doc. Being a woman taxi driver is tricky in the streets of Istanbul. Or many would think so. The short documentary was awarded by International Labour Organisation within the scope of the Equal and Together project. 2016, Istanbul, Turkey. Directed by Ekin Calisir
Hands Off My School A Day of Protest: Parents fighting against the imposition of Sunni Islam in schools. 2016, Turkey. Directed and produced by: Ekin Calisir
The article and the short documentary focus on conversion of numerous public schools into seminaries called imam–hatips (or traditional training schools for Sunni Muslim clergy) in Turkey.