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Memet Aksakal



Freelance Investigative Journalist, Fixer, Researcher



Email: aksamemet@gmail.com
Phone: +90 533 334 77 96





I have been working as a freelance journalist fixer, researcher, coordinator in Turkey, Syria and Iraq.since 1999. I have been working for almost all of major TV channels and many production companies from USA, Canada, western Europe, Asia and Australia. such as BBC, ITN, Channel 4, PBS, HBO, History Channel, Arte, ARD, Discovery channel, National Geographic and many other TV channels from different countries. For news, I have been working for Fox news, BBC, Al Jazeera, Swedish SVT and TV 4, Norway TV 2, Japanese TBS and Fuji TV, Aljazeera Balkan, Voice of America, Australian ABC, Global News Canada and many other TVs from allover the world I have done research about different subjects in Turkey and in neighboring countries for many clients. I speak Kurdish, Turkish, English, German and Persian fluently and I speak basic Arabic.



Below is the list of the work I did before 2010, for my recent work please clack on home button.

Work I did in 2009

Date: October 2009 Location: Diyarbakir, Elbistan and Malatya: Company: ITN, UK

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Turkey's Democratic solution, Kurdish peace process Date :October 2009 Location: Ankara and Diyarbakir Company: BBC Scotland

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Turkey-Armenia Relations and new agreement Date: October 2009 Location: Istanbul, Bursa Company: Neewsweek, Russia

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Photo Journalism Date: September 2009 Location: Diyarbakir Photographer: Daimon Xanthopoulos

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Eva's trail, from Ethiopia, to western Europe, a documentary about people, cultures and transitions September 2009 Location: Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Yagan and Eyupler (Eyyiba) Villages in Erzurum. Company: The Enterainment Group / Telesaurus Brussels Broadcaster: VRT

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The Mega builders (A documentary about istanbul Marmaray project) Part 3 Date: August-September 2009 Location: Istanbul Company: Barna-Alper Productions Toranto Broadcaster: Discovery channel

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Photo Journalism about power of Military Date: August 2009 Location: Istanbul, Diyarbakir, a village in Lice, Diyarbakir. Photographer: Timo Vogt

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European commission, European Destinations of Excellence Date: August 2009 Location: Kars Kucuyuk lake, Kars Company: MEDIA CONSULTAN International Holding AG, Berlin Germany

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Documentary about Mitreya Date: July 2009 Location: Nemrud, Arsameia in Adiyaman area Company: Mitreya Project, Berlin Germany

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Photo Journalism about entertainment in Kurdish area Date: June 2009 Location: Diyarbakir Photoghraper: Philip Cheung

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Culture, art and developments in Diyarbakir Date: May 2009 Location: Diyarbakir Company: ARTE Tv France

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Worms Hunters (a documentary about earth worms and earth worms scientists) Date: April 2009 Location: Diyarbakir, Hasankeyf, Mardin Company: Gulliver Media Australia Broadcaster: National geographic

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Photo Journalism in Diyarbakir and in Kirkuk in Northern Iraq (Kurdish refugee camp in Kirkuk stadium) Date: March 2009 Location: Diyarbakir- Kirkuk, Photoghraper: Meiko Herrmann

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Kurdish children in prisons, local elections in Turkey and tourism in Mardin Date: March 2009 Location: Diyarbakir and Mardin Company: GPD Dutch news agency, Journalist Jessica Mass

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An internal film for Paxar Teslo Tekstil Urunleri San ve Tic. A.S. Date: March 2009 Location: Istanbul Company: I-motus, interactive motion London UK

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The Mega builders (A documentary about istanbul Marmaray project) Part 2 Date: January 2009 Location: Istanbul Company: Barna-Alper Productions Toranto Broadcaster: Discovery channel

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Work I did in 2008

Photo Journalism Date: October 2008 Location: Diyarbakir Photoghraper: Anne Holmes

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Latest developments in Diyarbakir about Kurdish problem Date: October 2008 Location: Diyarbakir Company: GPD Dutch news agency, Journalist: Jessica Mass -----------------

The Mega builders (A documentary about istanbul Marmaray project) Date: August 2008 Location: Istanbul Company: Barna-Alper Productions, Toranto Broadcaster: Discovery channel

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Guns in Turkey and shootings at the weddings Date: July 2008 Location: istanbul Company: BBC Scotland

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Rehabilitation project for Gypsy neighbourhood Sulukule in istanbul Date: July 2008 Location: istanbul Company: BBC Scotland

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Photo Journalism in Northern Iraq Date: July 2008 Location: Diyarbakir, Erbil, Sulemani Photoghraper: Jon Vidar

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Photo Journalism in Northern Iraq Date: July 2008 Location: Diyarbakir, Erbil, Sulemani Photoghraper: Andrew Nelles

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Welcome to my world (Documentary) July 2008 Location: Istanbul and Zonguldak Company: Looshorse. Broadcaster: Irish TV

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Foreign investment in Turkey Date: April-May 2008 Location: Istanbul, Ankara, Kayseri Company: Bloomberg TV

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Turkish government lifted headscarf ban Date: February 2008 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC Scotland

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Work I did in 2007

Turkey's threat to invade northern Iraq Date: November 2007 Location: Istanbul, Ankara, Diyarbakir, Cizre, Silopi Company: Bloomberg TV

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Photo journalism project in southeastern Turkey and Northern Iraq Date: November 2007 Location: Silopi, Zakho, Erbil (Northern Iraq Company: Russian Journalists

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Kurdish conflict Date: October 2007 Location: Istanbul, Diyarbakir Company: Canadian Journalist Christopher Frey

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Ancient city of Miletus Date: October 2007 Location: Miletus Company: Scottish Television

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Welsh men in Gallipoli war August-September 2007 Location: Gallipoli (Canakkale) Company: Welsh Television

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Turkish Parliament Election Date: July 2007 Location: Istanbul Company: Bloomberg TV

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Raising Nationalism in Turkey Date: May 2007 Location: Istanbul, Ankara, Trabzon Company: BBC Scotland

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Work I did in 2006

Prisoners hunger strike in Turkey (Documentary) Date: April 2006 Location: Istanbul, Gaziantep Company: Wildfire Films, Dublin

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Turkish journalists trials, article 301 in Turkish panel code Date: January 2006 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC Scotland

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Pope's Turkey visit Date: November 2006 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC Scotland -------------

Work I did in 2005

Milan-Liverpool champions League final game in Istanbul Date: May 2005 Company: ITN

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Turkey's possible EU membership Date: December 2005 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC Scotland

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Work I did in 2004

Honour killings and women rights in Turkey Date: December 2004 Location: Istanbul, Ankara Company: BBC Scotland

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MRSA Virus in Turkey hospitals Date: September 2004 Location: Izmir Company: BBC Scotland

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Search of the remains of Noah's Ark. (Documentary) Date: August 2004 Company: Stempede, London Location: Istanbul, Erzurum, Dogubeyazit Broadcaster: Channel 4

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Buildings safety in Istanbul Date: February 2004 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC Scotland

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Work I did in 2003

Attacks on British Consulate and HSBC bank in Istanbul Date: November 2003 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC

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Turkey-UK national teams football game Date: October 2003 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC

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Possible US troops deployment in Turkey Date: February-March 2003 Location: Istanbul Ankara Company: BBC Scotland

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Work I did in 2001

King Midas' Feast, a documentary film about King Midas and the food of the time Date:2001 Company: Yap films Leeds Location: Ankara, Polatli Broadcaster:Channel 4

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A Kurdish refugee killed in Glasgow, Kurdish refugees and Kurdish conflict Date: August-Steptember 2001 Company: Location: Istanbul, Gaziantep, Diyarbakir Company: BBC Scotland

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GLADIATRIX, ( A documentary about women warriors) Date: January 2001 Company: Yap films Leeds Location: Terme, Giresun Broadcaster: Channel 4 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maggie O'Kane and film maker Fiona Lloyd-Davis followed the refugee trail Date: May 2001 Company: Guardian Newspaper Location: Dogubeyazit in Eastern Turkey, Turkey-Iran Border, Istanbul (Winner of a European Online Journalism award for the best investigative reporting using video and audio in 2001)

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Work I did in 2000

Besiktas-Leeds United football game Date: September 2000 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC

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Struma, documentary film by Simcha Jacobovici about a sunken refugees ship in Black sea Date: August 2000 Company: Yap films Toronto Location: Istanbul, Black sea Broadcaster: Chanel 4, HBO, History channel

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Galatasatay-Leeds United football game Date: April 2000 Location: Istanbul Company: BBC

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Work I did in 1999

Earthquake in Turkey Date: August 1999 Location: Istanbul, Adapazari, Yalova, Golcuk, Izmit, Cinarcik Company: Channel 4