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Paydesk has 111 journalists in Istanbul. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

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

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Journalists in Istanbul



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 Breaking News Social
+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
Fact Checking Politics 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

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
Travel War Reporter Climate Change
+8

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
Natural Disasters Travel Current Affairs
+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 Breaking News War Reporter
+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
Food & Drink Media Training Training
+18

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
Natural Disasters Entertainment & Celebrity Cultural
+8

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
Media Training Business Breaking News
+5

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
War Reporter Fact Checking

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

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 Fact Checking Investigative Reporting
+6

Ekin Calisir

İstanbul, Turkey
Ekin Calisir is an independent journalist and filmmaker based in Izmir, Turkey. She Istanbul in Al Jazeera and NTV, made current affairs programmes and documentaries for media outlets such as The Guardian, TRT. Producer of award winning feature length documentary film Mr Gay Syria about Syrian LGBT Read morerefugees. Speaks English, French and Spanish.
skype: ekinclsr
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www.ekincalisir.com
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+9
Skills
Social Fact Checking Current Affairs
+4

Bekir Sıtkı Şirin

İstanbul, Turkey
Bekir Sıtkı Şirin is a journalist based in İstanbul, Turkey.

I worked at MuslimPort, Milli Gazete Internet Service, Milli Gazete News Center and Haber 7.

In addition to many other fields, I produce content especially related to Islamic geography.

In this context, I prepare news, interviews Read moreand article series.

In particular, my work on issues such as Cyprus, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict had a great impact.

I have been producing columns, articles and article series for the Turkish media as well as the international media for a while now.

In addition to the written press, I also produced a lot of content for the visual press.

In order to evaluate current developments, I took part in TV channels and also took part in YouTube channels.

I am currently working as a reporter at Milli Gazete.
Languages
English Turkish
Services
Content Writing Research Investigative Journalism
+1
Skills
Politics Research Current Affairs
+1

Belal Khaled

İstanbul, Turkey
Belal Khaled is a journalist based in İstanbul, Turkey.

Asena Boşnak

İstanbul, Turkey
Asena Boşnak is a journalist with TRTWorld, based in Istanbul.
Languages
English Turkish
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Feature Stories
+5
Skills
Research Current Affairs Arts & Books
+4

Maya Burnand

İstanbul, Turkey
Maya Burnand is a journalist based in İstanbul, Turkey. She has experience in different design disciplines and has worked with marginalised people across the world. She works to build relationships with individuals who's voices are often overlooked and share their stories visually.
Languages
English
Services
Research Photography Journalism
Skills
Climate Change Science & Environment Natural Disasters
+2

Ece Sevim

Istanbul, Turkey
Ece Sevim Öztürk is a journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Languages
Turkish
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Politics

Buse Keskin

İstanbul, Turkey
Buse Keskin is a Culture & Arts editor based in İstanbul, Türkiye.
Her unwavering passion for culture and arts actually contributes to her great enjoyment of her work. She holds a  Bachelor's degree in American Culture and Literature and a Master's degree in International Relations departments.
Read moreHer academic foundation laid the groundwork for her career trajectory as a Culture and Arts Editor.
Languages
English Turkish
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+1
Skills
Arts & Books Film & Theatre Travel

Koray Nergiz

İstanbul, Turkey
koray nergiz is a journalist based in İstanbul, Turkey.
Languages
English Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+2
Skills
Technology Arts & Books Finance
+8

Reyan Tuvi

İstanbul, Turkey
Reyan Tuvi is a journalist based in İstanbul, Turkey. Born in the Aegean city of Izmir, in 1967, Reyan Tuvi has studied English Language and Literature at Bosphorus University and received a scholarship for her master’s degree in Documentary Production at the Northern Media School in the UK. Read moreReturning back to Turkey, she has worked for various newspapers/ magazines (e.g. National Geographic, Turkey) as a reporter/ editor and traveled all around Anatolia, the Turkish heartland for ‘’Hürriyet Seyahat’’, the travel supplement of the best selling Turkish newspaper, Hürriyet. Since 1995, Tuvi has working as a producer- researcher for foreign media outlets (radio, tv, magazine) such as BBC, Finnish TV YLE, Danish TV2, Voice of America Paris Match and also worked as a script writer/ researcher in various documentaries filmed in Turkey and abroad (Africa, Central Asia, Australia) on travel and different cultures of the world. She also acted as an advisor for TRT (Turkish State Television) for their travel documentary series. Her interest in the social issues on her own country and the world led her in the way of becoming an independent documentary maker. Her documentaries still continue to be screened at many film festivals in Turkey and around the world. Reyan Tuvi has three guide books on Turkey and a book on the Roman people of Istanbul whose neighbourhood is destroyed by gentrification. She is still writing feature stories for newspapers and web journals such as T24 on human rights issues, discrimination and culture and is continuing shooting documentaries. Since 1989, Tuvi is a proffessional tourist guide and has a certificate of specialization on Istanbul. She can speak and write in English (advanced), French (intermediate) and Kurdish (beginner).
Languages
English
Services
Documentaries Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Ivan Flores

İstanbul, Turkey
I am an American multimedia journalist based in Afghanistan and have contributed to Foreign Policy, CBS - Radio, CBC, The Guardian, The National, Al Jazeera, NPR, La Repubblica, VOX Media (Eater + Racked), and other publications. I have also created content for UNESCO and UH-Habitat

CUNY Read moreJournalism School 2018

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Languages
English Spanish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering
+5
Skills
Politics War Reporter Media Training
+5

Lghgkgh Jhgjh

Fatih, Turkey
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Languages
Arabic English
Services
Fixing Live Reporting Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking
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Doğa Can Oruçoğlu

Istanbul, Turkey
Doğa Can Oruçoğlu is a journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Investigative Journalism
+2
Skills
Fact Checking Cultural Breaking News
+2
Book

Ada Şeko

İstanbul, Turkey
Ada Şeko is a journalist.
Languages
English Kurdish Russian
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering
+6
Skills
Fact Checking Breaking News Arts & Books
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