Yavuz Baydar

Yavuz Baydar

Editor in Chief, Ahval

Yavuz Baydar is the Editor-in-Chief of Ahval, a trilingual independent online news site and podcasts on Turkey. Since the attempted coup in July 15, 2016, he lives in exile in Europe.

Turkey’s first independent news ombudsman between 1999-2013, Baydar was among the co-founders, in 2013, of the independent media platform P24 to monitor the media sector and the state of journalism in his home country. His articles were published in NYT, Guardian, Le Monde, El Pais, SZ and SvD.

Baydar is an EPP Laureate 2014.