Onur Burçak Belli

Onur Burçak Belli

Journalist

Onur Burçak Belli is a Syrian-Turkish journalist mainly covering political conflicts and its far-reaching outcomes in Turkey and the broader region. She is also Coordinator and Chief Executive Editor of a documentation and social memorization project, Press In Arrest, on massive journalist trials in Turkey. Previously she was based in Damascus covering Syria’s reform plans and the Sunni-Alawite conflicts amongst the ruling elite. She has 12 years of experience as a journalist working for international media outlets including Newsweek Turkey, HaberTurk, RTL, BBC World Service, Channel 4 News, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit and more. During her journalism career she has mainly focused on Kurdish conflict, war in Syria, refugees and migration, as well as Turkish foreign policy, EU policies and its broader affects, civil movements, ethnic and sectarian conflicts, sexual and bodily rights of women in Muslim societies, nature conservation and water policies, trans-boundary water conflicts and environmental policies in conflict zones in the Middle East. She was the 2018 Feuchtwanger Fellow of Villa Aurora and Reporters Without Borders Germany. She is fluent in English, Turkish, and nearly fluent in Arabic.

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