Ahu Ozyurt CNN Turk Chief Writer

Ahu Ozyurt is currently blogging at Gazeteport.com, one of Turkish independent news websites. Previously, she anchored a Prime Time News Show at Bloomberg HT Television, Bloomberg TV's Turkish franchise.

Between 2007-2009 she worked as the Washington Correspondent of CNN Turk and Milliyet Newspaper of Turkey. Prior to coming to Washington DC, Ozyurt was the 11:00 pm anchor of CNN Turk's show "Night Vision" (2003- 006) and lunchtime anchor of CNN Turk's show "Business Lunch" (2006-2007) She also worked at NTV and CNBC-e as anchor and reporter (1998-2003) Between 1993-97 she also traveled extensively to Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Israel as Show TV's Ankara correspondent.

Ms. Ozyurt has been specializing on İnternational Affairs, energy issues and financial crises. She was one of the leading anchors of CNBC-e in Turkey covering the financial crisis in Turkey and its political ramifications. She also reported live for CNN International on Synagogue and HSBC Bombings in Istanbul, the assassination of Hrant Dink and the recent incident outside the US Consulate.

She has written occasional op-eds in Radikal newspaper's much popular Sunday Edition, Radikal 2 and Turkish Daily News.

Her book on the Obama Presidential campaigned chronicled the primary and the Presidential Elections while volunteering with grassroots organisations. "Obama: A Perfect Storm" was published in Turkey in
October 2008.

Ms. Ozyurt holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.