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Born in 1943; completed high school at Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey; got his BA degree in International Relations at Faculty of Political Sciences of Ankara University; has been working as a professional journalist and broadcaster since 1965.
Started at the public broadcaster TRT's newsroom; went on to work as foreign editor of a local news agency; served as stringer to German news agency DPA, Swedish Television and German radio WDR; worked in London at the BBC World Service between 1980 - 1986; appointed as the news editor of leading Turkish daily Milliyet.
Since 1989 Mr. Çolakoglu has
been involved solely with television. He was appointed as number of
two to TRT (Turkish Radio Television), the public broadcaster; launched
Show TV, the second private TV in Turkey (1992); then launched Cine
5, the only pay-TV in Turkey (1993); worked as moderator to political
debated shows; launched NTV.
@The Light Millennium magazine was created and designed
by Bircan Unver. Third issue. Summer 2000, New York