born on 8th of May 1943, is a journalist-author. Hes a
graduate of TED Ankara College and Faculty of Economics.
His Masters degree is on Information Technologies.
professional life started in 1962, at Ileri daily
newspaper published in Antalya and followed on in TRT
(Turkish Ratio and Television). He started in the
Foreign News department to carry on becoming a reporter
in the News Department. Until 1980 he was deputy
reporter as well as head of this division. He followed
lots of national events and reported them live, creating
many television live news programmes. He acted as
producer-technical director for more than 100 live
meetings and debates. He produced many international
news programmes as well as managing to transmit national
news to international network.
In 1974 he
reported the Turkish intervention to Cyprus live for
TRT. Hence hes one of the 15 reporters to obtain the
official title of War Reporter, as well as obtaining
the title of Gazi (Veteran).
Many of his
articles on this were published in many newspapers and
magazines. Many radio and television programmes still
refer to his recollections on this matter.
TRT in many international meetings such as:
Production Course, London 1970/March 1971
Meeting of News Producers, Cologne April 1973
Bad Godesberg 1974
Sub Committee Meeting, Lisbon September 1974
EBU News Sub
Group Meeting, Istanbul February 1975
Programming Committee Meeting, Istanbul April 1975
International News Production and Broadcasting, Tokyo
As well as
following many events and reporting them to TRT, he
represented this organization on international platforms
and gave many speeches and lectures as well as
participating in courses on its behalf.
events he followed for and spoke on behalf of the
Prime Ministers visit to France and NATO, Paris 1971
for NATO, UK- Federal Germany and Italy 1973
documentary on behalf of NATO organization in Canada and
USA, October 1973
second Turkish operation in Cyprus, 7-17 August 1974
Ministers Meeting, Brussels 1975
Security and Cooperation Summit, Helsinki 1975
Turkish and Greek negotiations, Paris October 1975
Denktas-Waldheim-Makarios summit, Nicosia February 1977
elections, Athens October 1977
Bulent Ecevits visit to Bulgaria, Varna May 1978
Esen has also
worked in education department of TRT and prepared many
leaflets and lectures for the staff as well as offering
them on the job training. On the high management level,
he was responsible for bringing the staff to very high
levels of proficiency.
Anatolian University, he lectured on Radio and
Television Reporting. At Gazi University in Ankara, he
gave a series of conferences on news reporting as
In 1979 he was
assigned to High Commission of Radio & Television. In
Broadcast Evaluation department he became responsible
for the administration of after broadcast news and news
related programmes. As he was working in this division
he was given the 25 years in broadcasting honor prize,
on May 1989.
Commission assigned him to study and research the
television broadcasting norms, ways and systems in the
USA. The outcome of this research formed the bases for
present norms of Turkish broadcasting.
Until he left
the High Commission, Esen did all possible research and
made efforts to free the Organization from Government
In August 1992
he retired from the Organization with his own will. On
the same date he became the head of section responsible
for the creation Visual News Creation and Reporting
Centre of the Anatolian News Agency.
For the first
time in history of 72 years, the Anatolian News Agency
made a live broadcast of 10th press conference of the
Prime Minister Suleyman Demirel on 24 August 1992 and
entered the electronic media.
indicates, Anatolian Press Agency Visual News Head of
Directorate was created to give a routine visual news
service to private and public establishments. First
international news broadcast took place on 19 January
1993 from Damascus, capitol of Syria. This led the way
to creation of Anatolian FM radio, which started
broadcasting on 6th of April 1993, which was the 73rd
anniversary of creation of the AA.
1993 Esen left the Anatolian Agency with his own will
and started giving consultancy services to a number of
agencies. He gave lectures, speeches and attended
conference in many universities as well as participating
in many forum and debates.
He is one of
the founding members of the Turkish Association of
Veterans and founded, ownd and directed the Ilk Hedef
He is a member
of The Press Council, Association of Turkish Newspaper
Journalists, Association of Parliament Journalists and
Association of Contemporary Journalists. He is holder of
Turkish Republic Identification of Veterans and
Permanent Press Card.
Since he quit
active working life with his own will, he has been
writing stories and administrating preparations of
activities concerning this field in many different
locations in the country. Because of his activities in
this field, he also is a member of the Turkish