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Paydesk has 171 journalists in Turkey. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Turkey are mohammad bashir aldaher and Ber Bas.

Use our journalist directory to find a member to work for you.

We have journalists in Ankara, Antakya, Antalya, Bursa, Diyarbakır, Eskişehir, Fatih, Gaziantep, Istanbul, Izmir, Kahramanmaraş, Kars, Konya, Mersin, Muğla, Osmaniye and Trabzon.

Journalists in Turkey



Mohammad Bashir Aldaher

İstanbul, Turkey
I'm Mohammad, and I currently reside in Turkey. Since 2012, I have been actively working in the field of media. I have had the opportunity to work with a multitude of humanitarian organizations, and foreign media agencies. Throughout my journey, I have held diverse positions, such as a Media Read moreOfficer, DoP, and video producer.
Languages
Arabic English Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+7
Skills
Business Politics Medical
+6

Ber Bas

İstanbul, Turkey
Ber Bas is a cameraperson based in İstanbul, Turkey.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
+2
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking Finance
+3

Dorian Jones

İstanbul, Turkey
I have been reporting from Turkey for 25 years for TV, radio and print. I can compile radio and TV packages ready for broadcast. I am experienced at live reporting for radio and to camera. I work for a variety outlets including BBC Sky News, Deutsche Welle, CBC and VOA.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+6
Skills
Fact Checking

Sevilay Nur Saraçlar

Antalya, Turkey
Sevilay Nur Saraçlar is a freelance journalist based in Antalya, Türkiye, known for her dedication to environmental journalism, social challenges, and the nuanced impact of human activities on ecosystems. With a passion for crafting solution-based narratives, her feature stories often explore the Read moreintersection of environmental concerns with societal matters, including women's issues and the environment. Sevilay's reporting has brought attention to innovative 'cash for trash' recycling initiatives in Turkey, highlighting the importance of sustainable waste management and advocating for the integration of informal waste pickers into formal systems.

Her work extends to covering the effects of geopolitical events on local communities, such as the influx of digital nomads to Antalya in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Through her articles, Sevilay provides a voice to those personally affected by conflict, while also examining the broader implications of war on migration patterns. She is also an advocate for gender equality in religious spaces, addressing discrimination faced by women in mosques and calling for equal access and facilities.

In addition to social issues, Sevilay's journalism delves into the Mediterranean Sea's biodiversity, reporting on threats posed by invasive fish species and highlighting conservation efforts to protect endangered sea turtles. Her work underscores the need for international cooperation in environmental conservation and emphasizes the importance of journalistic integrity by acknowledging personal biases to maintain objectivity in reporting.
Languages
English Turkish
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+2
Skills
Fact Checking Cultural Climate Change

Frankie Vetch

İstanbul, Turkey
Frankie Vetch is a freelance reporter, writer and investigative journalist based in Istanbul. His work has focused on politics, culture and human rights in Turkey. He was previously a staff reporter at Coda Story and has written for the Times and Prospect magazine amongst others. He is available Read morefor commissions on features, investigative stories and breaking news.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+7
Skills
Arts & Books Natural Disasters Current Affairs
+8

Memet Faruk Aksakal

Gaziantep, Turkey
Memet Faruk Aksakal is a seasoned freelance journalist, fixer, and researcher with a career spanning over two decades since 1999. Based in Istanbul, he has operated extensively across Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, providing in-depth coverage and research on a variety of subjects. A polyglot, Aksakal is Read morefluent in Kurdish, Turkish, English, German, and Persian, and possesses a basic understanding of Arabic, which has been instrumental in his reporting, especially on the Syrian conflict since its escalation in 2011.

Aksakal's expertise in journalism is recognized by major TV channels and production companies from the USA, Canada, Western Europe, Asia, and Australia, for whom he has produced content ranging from news to documentaries. His adaptability and knowledge have made him a valuable asset in the media industry, particularly in coordinating and facilitating international news coverage and documentary filmmaking.

His recent endeavors include on-the-ground reporting of the devastating February 2023 earthquake in Turkey, where his contributions were featured on platforms such as Al-Jazeera Balkans, Voice of America (VOA), and Swedish SVT. Aksakal continues to be a sought-after collaborator for news stories, research, and documentary projects, leveraging his linguistic skills and regional expertise to deliver compelling narratives and insightful analysis.
Languages
Arabic Azerbaijani German
+4
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+14
Skills
Social Travel Politics
+7

Arzu Efeoğlu

İstanbul, Turkey
Arzu Efeoğlu is a journalist, producer, and fixer based in İstanbul, Turkey.  I have 10 years of experience in the media industry. I have worked as an editor, reporter, booking coordinator, producer, and fixer in national and international media outlets. I mostly work on news, documentaries, and TV Read moreShows. I also worked in South Korea during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games for Olympic Broadcasting Services (Olympic Channel). I am currently looking for different experiences while working as a stringer for TV Asahi.
Languages
English Persian (Farsi) Turkish
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+11
Skills
Investigative Reporting Fact Checking War Reporter
+14

Mouneb Taim

İstanbul, Turkey
Producer - journalist based in the Middle East From Syria Damascus International award-winning Photojournalist
Languages
Arabic English Dutch
+1
Services
Content Writing Photography Drone Footage
+3
Skills
Politics Media Training Business
+3

Emily Wither

İstanbul, Turkey
Correspondent and video journalist based in Istanbul. I have been working as a writer and broadcast journalist for over 15 years with some of the world’s leading media organisations, delivering creative, high quality audio, video and digital storytelling to diverse audiences across the globe. 

A Read moremultimedia and multi-platform journalist by nature; I write, shoot, produce, present and edit my own pieces. I have been nominated three times for the Reuters Video Journalist of the Year Award, winning it once for my coverage of the growth of Daesh in Iraq. 

Hostile environment training: 2011 & 2015. Refresher 2022.
Gear: Sony A7siii, Adobe Premiere, professional radio equipment, iphone filming kit.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+16
Skills
Technology Training Business
+18

Fatih Güven

Bursa, Turkey
Fatih Güven is a journalist based in Bursa, Turkey. 
  Okulunu bitirdikten sonra uzun bir süre kamera arkası işlerde çalıştı, farklı projelerde yer aldı. Şimdilerde ise freelance gaztecilik ile uğraşmakta sosyal medyalara editörlük yaparak haber düzenlemeleri yapıyor.
   İşini titizlikle yürüten Read morebi yapı ve disiplinle bu yolda emin adımlarla ilerlemekte.
Languages
English Kurdish Turkish
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Research
+4
Skills
Investigative Reporting Sports Cultural
+15

Ceren İskit

Ankara, Turkey
Ceren İskit began her career in journalism in London ten years ago and gained valuable experience as a foreign correspondent. Her stories were produced for various newsrooms in Turkey and globally. As research coordinator for the Coalition For Women In Journalism (CFWIJ), she organised campaigns Read moreagainst threats to women journalists, maintained data on such violations around the world, and followed key legal harassment cases aimed at silencing women journalists in Turkey. She now continues her work as a freelancer with a strong interest in gender equality, civil liberties, diversity and the desire to protect democratic principles. She is based in Ankara, Turkey now.
Languages
English Turkish
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Fact Checking Investigative Reporting Research
+3

Şirvan Oktay Görer

Diyarbakır, Turkey
Türkiye’nin Güneydoğu Anadolu Bölgesinde Freelancer olarak gazetecilik yapmaktayım.
Languages
Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Photography Video Rushes
+1

Bradley Secker

İstanbul, Turkey
Photojournalist, and occasional writer and videographer, focusing on the consequences of social, political and military actions worldwide, with a key focus on individual identity. 

Available for editorial and corporate assignments worldwide.

Based in Istanbul, Turkey but traveling often. Read moreTurkish and British national press accreditation. EU citizen...until the Brexit hits.

Experienced as an on-set photographer and videographer for TV and film production. (several Bollywood and Al Jazeera productions).
Languages
Arabic German English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+8
Skills
Arts & Books Current Affairs War Reporter
+8

Talal Harrat

Gaziantep, Turkey
Talal Harrat is a journalist based in Gaziantep, Turkey.
I am from Syria and i was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt and i moved to Turkey when i was 24 years old.
I did work on the Syrian war for more than 5 years during my work in Qasioun News Agency ( a Syrian media agency which is operating Read morefrom Turkey, Gaziantep city) and i witnessed the Earthquake disaster that hit Southern Turkey and northern Syria. 
Now i work as a freelancer and fixer.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast) Fixing
+2
Skills
Natural Disasters Politics Breaking News

Deniz Kılıç

İzmir, Turkey
Deniz Kılıç is a dedicated journalist based in İzmir, Turkey, with a passion for shedding light on social and cultural issues, particularly those impacting disadvantaged groups and human rights concerns. Kılıç's reporting often centers on the lives of refugees and marginalized communities, with a Read morespecial focus on the transformation of urban spaces and the challenges faced by these populations. Notably, Kılıç has provided in-depth coverage of the demographic shifts in İzmir's Basmane district, where the arrival of Syrian refugees following the Syrian Civil War has significantly changed the community's dynamics.

Kılıç's journalism extends beyond İzmir, encompassing stories from across Turkey and its neighboring regions. With a mission to address what is wrong in the world, Kılıç's work includes poignant narratives about the refugee crisis, such as the harrowing tales of those who have lost their lives in the Aegean Sea and the complex political issues surrounding the repatriation of Syrians in Turkey. Kılıç also delves into the experiences of religious and sexual minorities, documenting the observance of Christmas by İzmir's Catholic community and the challenges faced by families with LGBTİ+ members.

In collaboration with Mariia Askarova, Kılıç has highlighted significant events like the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, and Interphobia, emphasizing the critical need for parental support for LGBTİ+ youth. Through a lens of empathy and advocacy, Kılıç's reporting not only informs but also aims to inspire action and change, making a profound impact on public awareness and understanding of these vital issues.
Languages
German English Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+6
Skills
Finance Politics Research
+2

Esra Öz

Ankara, Turkey
Esra Öz is a journalist based in Ankara, Turkey.

I've been reporting science, health and technology for 13 years. I'm one of the first health bloggers in Turkey. I graduated from Eskişehir Osmangazi University Biology Department and Anadolu University Radio and TV Programming Department. I did Read moremy master's degree in Ankara University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Journalism.
I worked as editor and editor in different journals and websites. I advised in the establishment and management of social media accounts of the Ministry of Health. I worked as a senior communications coordinator in different EU projects and organized media workshops. I've been awarded 10 press times until now.
I have written three books: Kokuyla Keşfet, Sağlık Haberlerine Farklı Bakış ve Dedektif Duru Gerçeğin Peşinde (1)- Sağlıklı Beslenmenin Gizemli İpuçları. In addition, Sağlık Okuryazarlığı, Adli Koku ve Çocukları Sanal Dünyada(N) Koruma Kılavuzu books I have sections. I'm writing a column for CNNTÜRK.com, Digital Age and Medical News. I continue to conduct trainings and projects in the fields of health communication, health, science and media literacy, digital health and effective communication.
Languages
Turkish
Services
Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Health & Fitness Media Training Medical
+5

Ahmed Deeb

İstanbul, Turkey
Ahmed Deeb, is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer based in Istanbul. He has over a decade of experience in filming, directing, editing, and photography. He was the cinematographer on an Emmy award nominated film in 2016 and won the first prize in the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA) in Read more2013. His cinematography has been featured in many leading international outlets such as Al-Jazeera, ARTE, France24, Canal+, and EuroNews among others. 

He has filmed and directed short and long form documentaries for various international organizations such UNDP, Save the Children, International Women's Media Foundation and Expertise France. 

His photography from across the Middle East and Europe has featured prominently in leading international media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New YorkTimes, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and Al-Jazeera amongst others.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Business Sports War Reporter
+5

Ahmet Erkan Yi̇ği̇tsözlü

Osmaniye, Turkey
AHMET ERKAN YİĞTSÖZLÜ is a journalist based in Adana, Gaziantep, Antakya, Turkey.
Languages
Turkish
Services
Documentaries Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Borzou Daragahi

İstanbul, Turkey
Borzou Daragahi is a longtime foreign correspondent now working full-time for The Independent. He covers Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and the Arabian Peninsula as well as the Balkans and global issues such as public health, international crime and security Read morematters. He is also a senior non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories
+8
Skills
Fact Checking War Reporter

Lala Gurbanova

Ankara, Turkey
LALA GURBANOVA is a journalist based in Ankara, Turkey.
Languages
Azerbaijani Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking

Kavel Alpaslan

İzmir, Turkey
Kavel Alpaslan is a journalist based in İzmir, Turkey.
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Fixing Journalism
Skills
Current Affairs Research Cultural
+3

Emre Basaran

İstanbul, Turkey
I am a journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. Special reports, fact-based analyses and interviews are my strong suits. I can deliver on time, and I’m an upapologetic perfectionist. Journalism is the job I love and live to do.
Languages
English
Services
Journalism

Ozan Dogan Avunduk

Ankara, Turkey
Currently based in Istanbul, I am an experienced writer, interviewer and video creator in French, Turkish and English on a wide range of subjects from international conflicts and domestic politics to economy, music and cultural policies. My stories stand out thanks to my extensive network of Read moreexperts, academics and private sector representatives.
Languages
English French Turkish
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+7
Skills
Natural Disasters Food & Drink Breaking News
+14

Esra Öztürk

İstanbul, Turkey
A journalist focused on exclusive interviews and documentaries.

Esra Öztürk is a seasoned journalist renowned for her expertise in international relations and current affairs, with a particular emphasis on the Turkish foreign policy from regional affairs to defense industry. She holds a degree Read morein English Language and Humanities and has honed her broadcast journalism skills at the New York Film Academy. Öztürk has furthered her academic pursuits as a Ph.D. in Journalism at the University of Istanbul. Her work is distinguished by exclusive interviews and in-depth reporting, which she has produced for both local and international media outlets.

With a robust network of Turkish and international officials, Öztürk has become a in-request figure in journalism, known for her non-biased and objective reporting. She has made appearances on various international channels, including Al Jazeera Arabic, Serbian State TV SRT, Iran International TV, Afghanistan International TV, Press TV, and RT (formerly Russia Today), several TV channels in Azerbaijan serving as a presenter, reporter, and commentator. Her versatility in the field is evident through her contributions to breaking news coverage and her role in taking a considerable part in establishing the YouTube channel for Haberler.com, one of Türkiye's leading digital news platforms.

Öztürk's journalism is characterized by a nuanced understanding of the geopolitical landscape, particularly the challenges and aspirations of MENA. She has also explored the legal and security aspects of foreign land sales in the TRNC, contributing to the discourse on media diplomacy and international relations. She was one of the unbiased media persons who give voice to excluded politicians during Presidential Elections in Turkey in 2023.

Öztürk's comprehensive skill set includes content writing, live reporting, research, filming, documentaries, and photography, making her a valuable asset to the field of journalism.
Languages
English Turkish
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+11
Skills
Current Affairs Research Social
+6

Yılmaz Yigitler

İzmir, Turkey
yılmaz yigitler is a journalist based in Diyarbakır, Turkey.
Languages
Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering
+2
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs
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