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Erdem Arda Güneş

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Türk dış politikası, Ortadoğu, Türkiye siyaseti, insan hakları konularında çeşitli yabancı haber siteleri için yazıyor.

2011 –  2014 arasında Hürriyet Daily News’ta politika editörü/muhabiri olarak çalıştı.

Mülkiye (Ankara Üniversitesi SBF) Uluslararası İlişkiler mezunu.

Bütün haberlerine aşağıdaki G+ sayfasından ulaşabilirsiniz:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/105066256857345404706/posts

He works for various foreign media outlets in Turkey on Turkish foreign policy, Middle East, Turkish politics and human rights. Previously he worked  as a reporter and editor for the Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey’s oldest English printed newspaper between 2011 and 2014.

International relations expert by profession, graduated from Ankara University’s IR department.

All stories he writes available on his G+ page:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/105066256857345404706/posts

A short biography:

“Say what you ‘have to’ say and insist on doing it every day,” a senior colleague once told me when I had just started my journalism career years ago.

Working (or at least trying to while wanting to make a difference) as a journalist in Turkey has taught me a lot in the last four years of my life. I have witnessed and (did my best to report) stories of people whose right were violated, who were beaten, gassed, and who have struggled to live under inhuman conditions.

I have been in a town only a few kilometers away from the Turkish-Syrian border that was ravaged by bomb attack, where some 53 civilians were killed in May 2013; the town being Reyhanlı.

And only a month after the civil unrest started in Istanbul, I was there again right in the middle of excessive police violence, which claimed the lives of 5 protesters and the injure of many more, with ten protestors having lost their eyes. There were thousands of injured. I was one of them. Two police beat me simply for being among with the protesters in the Gezi Park and trying to tell the world what they want to voice.

But before that, for two years in Istanbul I attended hundreds of rallies that were suppressed by the police.

I have worked as a reporter for the Hürriyet Daily News, since December 2011 until 10 months ago when I became the paper’s politics and social movements editor.

HDN is Turkey’s oldest English printed newspaper. I covered mostly human rights, diplomacy and environmental stories. You can reach my English report samples from my website erdemgunes.com and Google Plus page, https://plus.google.com/u/0/105066256857345404706/posts

Previously I worked for ATV news’ Ankara Bureau and at the same time wrote monthly articles for Ankara University’s European Research Center.

I studied international relations and political sciences at the Ankara University between 2005 and 2010.

In 2009 summer, I was offered a Greek Government scholarship and studied modern

Greek in the Ioannina University for three months.

In 2010 fall, I worked as a volunteer in Athens for a European Voluntary Service project.

In 2013 I was offered by the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul to attend the Edward Murrow International Leadership Program for Journalists and received journalism training in Washington DC, Minnesota,San Francisco and New York for a month.

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