CNN Türk’s Fırat appointed Hürriyet’s new Ankara bureau chief
ANKARAThe Ankara bureau chief of CNN Türk, Hande Fırat, has been appointed as the new Ankara bureau chief of daily Hürriyet, replacing Deniz Zeyrek who had been serving as the Ankara representative since late 2013.
Fırat had been serving as CNN Türk’s bureau chief since 2010.
“Deniz Zeyrek made important contributions to our newspaper as the Ankara representative. I thank him for his successful performance during his mandate,” Sedat Ergin, editor-in-chief of the daily Hürriyet, said Dec. 21 during a handover ceremony that took place at Doğan Media Center in Ankara.
Both Hürriyet and CNN Türk are part of the Doğan media group. Ergin said Zeyrek would continue to contribute to daily Hürriyet as a columnist.
“Hande Fırat is one the most important figures in television journalism,” Ergin said. “We have full confidence that Hande will continue her successes as the Ankara representative of daily Hürriyet.”
Fırat was born in Ankara in 1974. She graduated from the Communication Faculty of Ankara University and began her career as a journalist in 1996 at Kanal D. She joined CNN Türk in 1999 and was appointed as Ankara representative in 2010. In 2014, she was appointed as the Doğan TV Ankara representative.