Ezgi Basaran is a journalist who made her name covering Turkey’s Kurdish conflict. She started her career in 2004 at Hurriyet daily as a reporter. After accepting an offer to write a daily column on Turkish politics, she became the youngest ever editor of Radikal, the biggest centre-left news outlet in Turkey, and the first woman to hold the role.
Ezgi served as the coordinator of the Programme on Contemporary Turkey at the South East European Centre (SEESOX) at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, where she explored the bridge between journalism and academia. Her current research focuses on the interplay between North African Islamist movements and Turkish Islamism. She is the author of Frontline Turkey: The Conflict at the Heart of the Middle East.