Fellow Spotlight: Uzay BulutWednesday, November 22, 2017
Uzay Bulut is an associate fellow of the Philos Project. Uzay alerts the world to discrimination and persecution of ethnic and religious minorities in Turkey.
Who is Uzay?
Uzay Bulut is a Turkish journalist and political analyst formerly based in Ankara. She
graduated from Istanbul’s Bogazici University in 2007 with a BA in Translation and Interpreting Studies. She holds a master’s degree in Media and Cultural Studies at Ankara’s Middle East Technical University. She is a fellow at the Middle East Forum (MEF) and her writings have appeared in a variety of publications including Gatestone Institute, the Clarion Project, the Armenian Weekly, PJ Media, CBN News, the Algemeiner, the Kurdish newspaper Rudaw, International Business Times UK and the Voice of America. She has also contributed to several Israeli media outlets including the Jerusalem Post, Arutz Sheva (Israel National News), Israel Hayom and Jerusalem Online. Bulut’s journalistic work focuses mainly on Turkey’s ethnic and religious minorities, anti-Semitism, political Islam and the history of Turkey. She is currently based in Washington, D.C.
Turkey has a long history of intolerance and discrimination toward minority communities, most notably during the Christian Genocide of 1915-17. In recent years the Turkish government has also been increasingly intolerant of press freedoms. As a journalist, Uzay Bulut researches, reports, and writes articles documenting persecutions, intolerances, and episodes of discrimination against minorities in Turkey, including Christians, Jews, and others.
Why it’s important
A prolific voice on Turkish ethnic and religious minority issues, Uzay draws attention to issues and events otherwise undocumented or undiscussed in the West.