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Turkish Speaking Freelance Journalists

paydesk has 213 reporters who speak Turkish. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography. Our top correspondents who speak Turkish are Tuba Altunkaya and Seymur Shikhaliyev. Use our journalist directory to find an Turkish speaking member to work for you.

Journalists Who Speak Turkish



Tuba Altunkaya

London, United Kingdom
Tuba Altunkaya is a journalist based in Lyon and London with 15 years of experience in media.

Holds a PG Dip in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Westminster, London.

Alongside journalism, currently studying MA in Translation Studies at the University of Birmingham.
Languages
English Turkish
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+5
Skills
Natural Disasters Media Training Breaking News
+6

Seymur Shikhaliyev

Kyiv, Ukraine
Seymur Shikhaliyev is a journalist based in Kyiv, Ukraine. My main activity is cameraman and journalism. I live in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. I have a modern video camera for full HD and 4K. I do video editing of any complexity. I work all over Ukraine. I can prepare reports, documentaries in Read moreUkrainian, Russian, Azerbaijani, Turkish and English. You can order to go to any part of Ukraine. Address: City of Kyiv. Perova Boulevard 13, apartment 52
Languages
Azerbaijani English Russian
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+8
Skills
Technology Film & Theatre War Reporter
+9

Vugar Bahmanzade

Portland, United States of America
Hi there. I am Vugar from Azerbaijan and currently living in Portland, Oregon. I work as a domestic stringer for Voice of America.  I specialize in travel, news, and event videography and photography. This line of work has been a passion for me for many years and I wouldn’t want to do anything else Read morefor work. Candid moments are my favorite and being able to bring those moments to tell a story is something I’m inspired to do every shoot.
Languages
Azerbaijani English Russian
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Music Cultural Politics
+11

David Pashaee

Los Angeles, United States of America
Documentary Photographer & Multimedia Journalist

David Pashaee stands at the intersection of visual artistry and journalistic integrity. A trained documentary photographer from Los Angeles Pierce College, they have dedicated their career to revealing the untold stories from the world's most Read moreoverlooked regions.

Their evocative visuals have found their way to renowned publications such as The Malibu Times, Acorn Newspapers and VOA Farsi weaving narratives that captivate and inform audiences globally. In each project, David Pashaee's approach is holistic, ensuring every story resonates with authenticity.

Now associated with Paydesk.co, David Pashaee remains steadfast in their mission to spotlight the human stories behind global events. As a conduit of truth and empathy, they invite you to experience the world through their discerning lens.
Languages
English Persian (Farsi) Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+2
Skills
Sports Entertainment & Celebrity Technology
+8

Panah Farhadbahman

London, United Kingdom
Panah Farhadbahman is a journalist based in London, United Kingdom.
Languages
Azerbaijani German English
+3
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Arts & Books Business Risk Analysis
+18

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
Breaking News Fact Checking Film & Theatre
+6

Reza Gheibi

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reza Gheibi is a seasoned journalist with 17 years of experience, specializing in the field of economics with a particular focus on Iran's economic challenges and development planning. Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Gheibi has built a reputation for conducting in-depth interviews with Read moreexperts, such as Bayzid Mardukhi, to shed light on the complexities of Iran's economic landscape, including governmental and societal impacts.

Fluent in Farsi, Turkish, and Arabic, Gheibi's linguistic skills have facilitated his collaboration with various television channels, allowing him to reach a diverse audience across the Middle East. His work is characterized by a deep understanding of the regional economic environment, which he has honed not only through his extensive journalism career but also through academic pursuit.

Gheibi holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Istanbul Istiniye University in Turkey, which underpins his analytical approach to reporting on economic issues. His educational background, combined with his practical experience, enables him to provide nuanced insights into the economic developments and challenges facing Iran and the broader region
Languages
Azerbaijani English Persian (Farsi)
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+11
Skills
Health & Fitness Travel Food & Drink
+9

Servet Yanatma

Westminster, United Kingdom
Servet Yanatma is a freelace journalist based in London, United Kingdom.
Languages
English Turkish
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+4
Skills
Cultural Entertainment & Celebrity Research
+11

Aykhan Hajibayli

Kyiv, Ukraine
I am a journalist-documentarian with more then 10 years of experience, specializing in military journalism. Author of 12 documentary films conducting  the life in the frontline city of Mariupol (currently occupied), covering multiple topics from military conflicts to socio-political issues. From Read more2014 to 2019, I lived in Mariupol and developed the Ukrainian television program "Sector M," focusing on life in the frontline settlements of Ukraine. I have experience working with both local and international media. I have a fluent level in Azerbaijani, Turkish, Ukrainian, English, and Russian languages, facilitating interactions with various media outlets.

I have experience conducting interviews with various individuals, starting from ordinary citizens to high-ranking officers, political figures , including the president. I possess my own filming equipment and safety gear for frontline work. I'm confident in video content editing and capable of working both independently and in a team. _Skilled in the capacity building  with the people and maintaining composure in the extreme situations._ Currently residing in Kyiv, I am ready for deployments and work in different context. Accredited to work in the frontline zones. Also, capable in planning, risk assessment, and ensuring safety during trips. I hold a master's degree in International Relations and a master's degree in International Economics. I write analytical articles for various governmental and non-governmental organizations focusing on Ukraine, Turkey, Iran, and the South Caucasus.
Languages
Azerbaijani English Russian
+2
Services
Documentaries News Gathering Content Writing
+8
Skills
Fact Checking Risk Analysis Social
+11

Salman Idris

Islamabad, Pakistan
https://midbrainfilms.net/

Salman Idris is a Video Journalist-Producer ,Shoot/Edit/Documentary Filmmaker based in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Available for all cities of Pakistan and abroad,He is working as a permanent freelancer since 2015.
Associated with electronic media since 1998,He has worked Read morewith several national and international media organisations like VOA, CRI, AJ+,TRT World,NowThis,5ws,Channel News Asia,BBC,CNN,Sky News Arabia,DFID,NHK,Fuji Tv m,Geo Tv,CNBC and others capable of producing documentaries, feature reports,Electronic News gatherings and Electronic field productions.
He has also travelled through several countries regarding News gatherings and documentaries.
Official Foreign Visits:
Pre Jirga meetings in Afghanistan 2007; two exclusive interviews of President Hamid Karzai in three years, Documentary on Pak-Afghan trade relations 2011. Trilateral summit on Afghanistan in (Istanbul) Turkey 2011. Bonn Conference in Germany 2011, Worked at NATO headquarters and European parliament.
Also covered the US Elections in Florida (Miami) and New-York  City in Nov 2012.
Visited Iran regarding Pak Iran Gas Pipe line mega project Inaugural Session March 2013. Visited Afghanistan regarding President Karzai’s Interview and Program Jirga documentary shoot on Punjsher Valley (North Afghanistan) June 2013. Training on Human trafficking organized by European Union  Azarbijan Baku Dec 2017.
His work samples can be seen at his pages given below.
https://storyhunter.com/Salman-Idris-Qazi
Languages
English Persian (Farsi) Japanese
+6
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+11
Skills
War Reporter Investigative Reporting Breaking News
+24

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
Cultural Fact Checking Climate Change

Lily Nikfar

London, United Kingdom
Lily Nikfar is a multilingual (Persian, Turkish, Azeri, English) journalist based in London
Languages
Azerbaijani English Persian (Farsi)
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Natural Disasters Sports Breaking News
+13

Mahsa Maghsoudi

Alexandria, United States of America
I am a visual storyteller, illustrator, and designer based in Virginia, USA. With a background in Communication Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University, I bring a diverse skill set to my work. Specializing in a range of areas including animation assets, children's illustration, poster design, Read moreeditorial illustration, branding, concept and character development, and motion design, I use a blend of traditional and digital techniques to create captivating illustrations. My ultimate goal is to bring your unique narrative to life through my distinct style of illustration and animation.
Languages
English Persian (Farsi) Turkish
Services
Journalism

Gizem Sade

Lyon, France
I'm a freelance journalist, news editor, reporter and video journalist for both local and international media outlets. I also have a strong background in video editing and social media management. I've managed Euronews No Comment social media accounts and edited No Comment videos. Fluent in Read moremultiple languages, I'm strategically based in Lyon, Istanbul, and Brussels, offering comprehensive coverage across diverse regions.
Languages
English French Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Natural Disasters Technology Politics
+6

Joti Heir

Pristina, Kosovo
Joti Heir is a Canadian journalist experienced in writing for newspaper and reporting for live radio and television. She has produced and reported for CTV, CBC and Black Press among others.
Languages
English Punjabi Turkish
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+6
Skills
Fact Checking

Kamuran Samar

Paris, France
I am a video journalist and producer based in Lyon, France.
More than 15 years of experience reporting across all platforms. I write, produce and edit my own package.
I covered range of topics including politics, sports as a freelancer in the UK and now in France for Euronews and Al Jazeera.

Read moreMy shooting equipments:
-Panasonic S5 IIX (high-end 6K full frame)
-DJI Ronin RS3
-Monitor Shinobi Atomos
-Sirui tripod
-Godox light
-Sennheiser and Rode sound equipment
Languages
English French Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering
+3
Skills
Travel Social Breaking News
+4

Halan Akoiy

Erbil, Iraq
I'm a journalist based in Erbil, Iraq. I have covered the IS war with hundreds of International news agencies since 2016. 
I have also worked on producing many ducomentaries for VOA, France1, ARTE, BBC...etc
Languages
Arabic English Persian (Farsi)
+3
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
+6
Skills
Fact Checking Research Breaking News
+7

Mete Seymen

Oslo, Norway
Mete Seymen is a seasoned journalist and freelance multimedia reporter based in Oslo, Norway, with a career that has spanned over a decade. Seymen began his journey in journalism in 2012 in Dakar, Senegal, where he initially served as a TV channel representative and correspondent. His role Read moreeventually expanded to that of a coordinator in the news and media office, which served as a hub for correspondents from various countries. During his tenure in West Africa, Seymen had the opportunity to interact with numerous high-profile figures, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, French President François Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as well as a host of other presidents, politicians, and ambassadors.

In addition to his political coverage, Seymen has a keen interest in travel and tourism, having hosted and reported on the subject for TV channels in the USA, Kenya, and Turkey. Since relocating to Norway in 2015, he has continued to make his mark in the field of journalism. 

His reporting not only captures the political and social shifts within Norwegian society but also underscores the country's evolving multicultural landscape. Through his journalism, Mete Seymen continues to contribute to the discourse on immigration, integration, and the dynamics of an increasingly diverse Norway.
Languages
English French Norwegian
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Social Health & Fitness Cultural
+11

Ehsanullah Ziyayi

Kabul, Afghanistan
Ehsanullah Ziyayi is a journalist based in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Languages
Persian (Farsi) Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+4
Skills
Entertainment & Celebrity Food & Drink Cultural
+7

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
Politics Business War Reporter
+7

Ayele Addis Ambelu

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
AYELE ADDIS AMBELU is a journalist based in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Award-winning journalist and media educator working for Africa News Channel and Ethiopian Mass Media Action (EMMA NEW). He has experience working for broadcast and print media. He covers News, documentaries, and current affairs and Read morewrites in-depth analyses, media research, and consultancy work.
Languages
Amharic English Turkish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+19
Skills
Sports Politics Science & Environment
+25

Yaou Mensah Agbenou

Lome, Togo
Yaou Mensah Agbenou is a journalist from Togo. He specializes in discussing current, sports, economic, climate and social issues that affect the daily lives of Africans. He is known for his presentations in English, French and German language. He also speaks some Russian and Turkish language , Read moreapart from Ashanti Twi and Ewe.
Languages
Akan German Ewe
+5
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+7
Skills
Investigative Reporting Fact Checking Breaking News
+4

Iason Athanasiadis

Athina, Greece
Iason Athanasiadis is a multimedia videojournalist based between Athens, Istanbul and Tunis. Iason has covered the MENA region since 1998, is native in Greek and English, near-native in Arabic and Persian, and conversational in Turkish. He is available for all stories related to migration, economic Read moreissues, heritage and the environment. 
His private work focuses on the Mediterranean, and in particular on how once-cosmopolitan, now-neglected port cities can recover from the effects of colonialism and nationalist narratives while adapting to the era of climate change, mass migration, and the misapplication of distorted modernities on heritage and regional traditions.
Languages
Arabic Greek English
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Current Affairs Arts & Books Politics
+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
Climate Change Fact Checking Media Training
+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
War Reporter Fact Checking Media Training
+3
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