Ali ihsan Aydin


Head,  Euronews Turkish, France

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Ali İhsan Aydın has been working as the head of Euronews Turkish television since 2009 in Lyon France. Prior to that, he covered European and North African countries for different Turkish media outlets. He served as Paris correspondent of Turkish daily Zaman from 2004 to 2009. He then joined the European news channel Euronews and launched its 24/7 Turkish edition. He also contributed to TRT, Turkish public broadcaster; l’Essentiel des Relations internationales, a French journal; Radikal, Turkish daily; Aksiyon, a Turkish weekly focusing onEuropean affairs. A graduate of Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University in İstanbul, Ali İhsan received an M.A. in European Studies from Strasbourg University. He worked as a research fellow for the French think-tank, Fondation pour l’innovation politique (Fondapol), in 2007-2008. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from France’s leading political science school, Sciences Po de Paris. His doctoral thesis focused on the political involvement of Christian churches in the European Union.