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Ezgi Başaran

Ezgi Başaran

Ezgi Başaran, born in 1981 in Eskişehir, Turkey, is a Turkish Journalist and an academic. Basaran is currently an academic visitor at University of Oxford and lives in London and a Chief editor at Radikal Newspaper.

Early Years and Education

Ezgi Başaran was born in Eskişehir due to her parents' occupations as doctors in the town. The family moved to Istanbul when she was six months old. [2]

After her primary education, she attended Koç lisesi, a prestigious and private high school in Istanbul between 1992-1999. [3] Upon her graduation, she enrolled in Journalism department of Marmara University. She started working in a news channel, NTV Turkey, while she was a freshman in Marmara University Journalism Department. [1]

Doğan Media Group

After her graduation from Marmara University, she started working as a junior reporter for Hürriyet, a daily of the Dogan Media Group and Turkey’s most widely read newspaper. [1]

During her six years as a reporter for Hürriyet, she covered Beslan Massacre along with interviews with important figures and reports from countries such as Iran, Pakistan and Northern Iraq.


After working for Hürriyet, she switched to another newspaper that belongs to Dogan Media Group; Radikal.

This daily liberal-left daily paper enabled Başaran to focus on issues such as Kurdish issue and the Armenian genocide, which are widely accepted as fragile topics to cover for journalists in Turkey.

She was appointed managing editor of the paper’s news website Radikal.com.tr in 2011.


With the transformation of Radikal to a digital-only website in 2013, Basaran became the youngest editor-in-chief in Turkey and only the second woman ever to hold this position.



Citation Linkwww.sant.ox.ac.ukSt Anthony's College, People's page on Ezgi Basaran.
Apr 7, 2017, 9:06 AM
Citation Linkwww.dogankitap.com.trEzgi Basaran's short biography on Doğan Kitap.
Apr 7, 2017, 9:15 AM
Citation Linklinkedin.comLinkedIn profile
Apr 7, 2017, 9:43 AM
Citation Linkwww.radikal.com.trMain page of Radikal Newspaper.
May 27, 2017, 8:14 PM
Citation Linktwitter.comEzgi Başaran's twitter profile.
May 27, 2017, 8:27 PM
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.comEzgi Başaran
May 27, 2017, 8:40 PM
Citation Linkwww.hurriyet.com.trEzgi Başaran's previous articles at Hürriyet newspaper.
May 27, 2017, 8:43 PM