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Aynur Simsek

Freelance Journalist

I am a freelance journalist covering politics and business. I am particularly interested in ethical issues related to energy as well as photojournalism.

My passion for journalism started at the age of 11 by writing poems and letters in Milliyet Children's Magazine about discrimination of ethnicity in Turkey.

I went on to study Journalism and Public Relations in University of Marmara. I have worked for Cyprus TV, and the main national newspapers in Istanbul covering politics, business articles.

I later moved to London and completed an MA in Photography and Urban Culture at Goldsmiths College, before going on to work as a photojournalist for various local and national newspapers and magazines. I was also a columnist for a London-based Turkish speaking community newspaper.

I have written a language teaching book called "Turkish in three months".

A highlight of my career was interviewing prominent Turkish and British politicians including David Milliband and William Hague.

Being a member of a National Union of Journalists, has provided me with a sense of belonging within global journalistic community. I would like to contribute standards of and justice of journalism worldwide.