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Mahmut Bozarslan

Mahmut Bozarslan is a journalist based in Diyarbakır, Turkey.

I worked particularly in East and Southeast of Turkey but especially in Norhern Iraq . During this time, I followed almost all terrorist incidents in the region and I made very successful stories. Because of my Kurdish language skill I went to Northern Iraq and made stories many times. After about 2 years of experience with newspapers, I began to work in television. In this area, I especially focused on police court news. I have personally witnessed many operation and events, in the region which is concerning agenda of Turkey and world.
For example, capturing of Şemdin Sakık , second man of PKK, and judicial process, Yüksekova gang judicial process, operations against Turkish Hezbollah, the attack to Diyarbakır police chief Gaffar Okkan and subsequent developments after attack, operations against KCK, which is top organization of PKK, unsolved murder investigations etc. I sometimes work as a cameraman during this process.
I did broadcasts or phone connections to inform general public for many stories. Finally, I followed the ‘Güneş Operation’ against PKK, on Zap valley, where was operation done. Because of knowing English very well I was a source of information referenced by the foreign press frequently. The fastest ‘breaking news’ came out from courthouse of Diyarbakir during my shift. I did numerous private stories as well. Time out of police and judiciary stories, I did a lot of stories from Dicle University. I have done so many live broadcasts and phone connections for NTV and its affiliated organizations. I also joined broadcasts on BBC World channel. My many writings about science and literature, published in many national magazines. I also worked for AFP (text and video service), AP (photo service). Since 2015 I write articles on situations in Iraq, Syria and Turkey for Al Monitor. I also write stories for Voice of America.

 
English Kurdish Turkish


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