Bora Bayraktar

Current Affairs Manager, Programmes, TRT World,

Bora Bayraktar is an experienced international journalist and academic. He earned a Ph.D. from Marmara University with his research on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process. As a field reporter, he covered the Israeli-Palestinian talks and their aftermath between 1999 and 2013. He reported all major developments during the Second Palestinian intifada, spending weeks under curfew in Ramallah. Bayraktar interviewed Palestinian leader Yaser Arafat when he was put under house arrest in his compound. He also interviewed Palestinian negotiators such as the late Faisal Huseini, Saeb Erekat and Hannan Ashrawi. He also interviewed Israeli leaders including Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu. Bayraktar has published three books on the issue.​