Astana Night News | Jeanne Bilgehan

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Listening to him is like being in the whole of Turkey and traveling through time. Yalçın Bayer is a name that still embodies all the dynamics and excitement of journalism! The story of his birth goes on … His father, Rifat Bay, was born in the village of Stefano in Bulgaria. At that time it was in Romania. Rifat Bay arrived in Istanbul in 1934 as a ‘smuggler’ on a ship from Constanta to Istanbul. From here he moved to Korlu, where his relatives lived, and began working for the Armenian tailor Dikran Bay. After becoming a traveler, he continued his career as a shopkeeper. He is marrying an immigrant like himself, Hasar Hanim. Hacer Hanım’s family came from Kosovo. They too fled the Balkan wars and came to the ‘motherland’. His father, Hassan Haneem, brought the whole family to Korlu in 15 days in a buffalo cart when he was just one year old. They are going through painful times.

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It is known that Yalkin Bayer was very angry with those who did not buy or read the newspaper. “A newspaper,” he says, “unless it touches your hand and smells it, you can’t tell I read it.”

Basil in a cola box

Bayer was born in 1944 as the first of six children of Rifat Bay and Hassar Haneem. “It was a miserable childhood,” Mr Yalsin explained. “We grew up in an Adobe house given to us by immigrants. I used to fast with my grandmother. My mother loved gardening. I can’t forget to go to the village of Maksutlu and get on the beater. Then, when the radar-listening devices were made in Korlu within the framework of NATO, the Americans came. It was fashionable to buy jeans worn by an American worker! Used to cultivate. ”

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Married to my wife Turkan in 1975 …

First seen at 14 years old

Visitors to Baba Rifat Bay are never lost; The mayor, the city’s elite … For a time, Osman Balukbasi was appointed district head of the Republican Peasant Nation Party. Bayer is also getting acquainted with the discourse of politics. She followed her first assembly at the age of 14! Osman Bölükbaşı and his followers traveled by truck to Tekirdag and watched the rally. Journalism started in high school. When high school in Galatasaray was expensive, Culeli Military High School, where he passed the exams, did not accept students after the 1960 coup, and he moved to Corelu High School. And in one of those days, the buyer explained: “Our brother Aidin Anil was publishing the local Korlu newspaper. “Write to us about high school sports competitions,” he said. I really liked the ‘Yalçın Bayer writes’ spot in the newspaper. Our reputation has increased in school! My father’s political friends scolded me, ‘Yalkin, you never write about us’!

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When I was tired, the pages of the newspaper would become pillows. The one who draws it must have eaten the brush.

I bought bananas and shoes with the money I earned

His transition from the local media to the mainstream took place during his high school years … Bayer continued: “My father always bought Kumhuriyat newspapers in stores. One day, there was a case of polio in Korlu. I went to the post office and picked up the phone and called Chumuriet. Inspired by what I saw in Çorlu magazine, I explained how the doctors used this case. The next day, in the ‘Dormitory News’ section, a signed news item the size of an aspirin box was published. Uncle Sait, the mayor, said to my father again, “How did you make this kid a Republican journalist!” He scolded (laughs). My second attempt was after the 1960 revolution. Chatalkali Lieutenant Colonel Mustafa Kaplan was one of the 14 officers deported after the coup. On the way back to Turkey by road after the general amnesty, I heard that they were taking a break at a cafe in Korulu. I sighed and left the school. I immediately called Republic. They also sent political reporter Ihsan Onur. At the beginning of the month, I received 50 lira as premium for my cheating news. It was big money for me at that age. I imported a pair of shoes and a banana from the grocery store, which became popular then. “

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We met Yalsin Bayer at his home in Istanbul.

A toy trainer is a journalist

The young Yalsin Bayer from Korlu is now, in his own words, a ‘stupid trainee journalist’ who often sent local news to Kumhuriya! Named on the other end of the phone, Yard News director Erdogan Aripinar, to whom he is reporting the news, noticed the light and invited him to Istanbul. Yalsin Bay explained, “I came to Istanbul at the age of 18 …”; “I was admitted to Suadia Commercial High School. I got a job with a salary of 400 lira in the country news on the night news. ‘Today’s news; Traffic accidents, Demirel’s tour … ‘They will call. He also created my signed articles. Now the last person on the phone who got the news from all over Turkey! What did he like most about the work? His answer: “To know Turkey … you become a scholar, you learn politics and balance. You are wandering around like a gossip in the neighborhood!”

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Yasar Kamal 10 Finger Typewar Mosio Fumeli

After the news, Yurt first went to the intelligence service and then to the editorial office. Three things helped make a difference; “In the mid-1960s, Yasser Kamal came to the room where I was working and said, ‘Look at me, when I was interviewing for Kumhuriyat, I met a lot of journalists, and many of them I reported for Kumhuriyat. I run a dormitory news service. Always be careful of your local correspondents and don’t neglect their monthly bonuses, “he said.” Ertum Öcal taught me ’10 finger typewriter ‘. It has had a profound effect on my upbringing. I have taught others. Meanwhile, Monsieur Fumeli, a Turkish correspondent for Agence France-Presse, was a Levantine-born journalist from Istanbul. For example, if a tourist dies, as a rule, he will ask for the name in his passport, his place of birth and the city of his birth. ” Meanwhile, he graduated from the Sicilian Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences.

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SENE 1965’s Yalçın Bayer is coming to Korlu over the weekend.

The author falls on black stock

The ‘Republican Shift’, where Bayer mentions, “This is the first step in my becoming a journalist and training and this is a big contribution to me,” for 29 years. In the process, there were two crises in the river family due to political conflicts. Finally, in 1993, he resigned and left with a group of writers, such as Ilhan Selchuk, Ugur Mumku, and Okte Akbal. As soon as he left, his replacement race started! On the one hand, the Sabah newspaper, then Miliat and Hurriyat, with whom he is in love, Yalsin Bay explained: According to a member of the Simavi family, I became a ‘black marketer’. After heavy diplomatic traffic, I became Hurriyat’s news director in 1993, a month after I left Kumhuriyat. But there was a lot of internal strife. In the end, Ozkok made me the director of the News Research Department, and that’s how the ‘Enaf, Word of the Nation’ column was born. “

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In the garden of our home with my parents, me and my two sisters as children.

I claim it is a record

Yalçın Bayer has been presenting problems, grievances and opinions of society for over 30 years in his column ‘Enough, Word of the Nation’ … He says: Sometimes I wrote down what I knew and saw. I’m still as excited as the first day. In the age of internet, the fun of social media is also different. It is difficult to create such multi-part articles. I keep an average of 6-12 articles. I looked at the internet service in the words of one of our brothers; The total number of articles I have written and the number of articles sent to our readers has reached 9,900 so far. I claim it is a world record! This column is not easy to do, you will be a follower, you will read everything. I’m not angry with the reader, a lot of them are there, it’s educational and informative for both the government, the party and the municipality. ”

I have worked with 11 editorials

When he realized he was 60 years behind in the profession, he said, “Where else? I don’t feel good at all! ” Said how were these years? His answer: “I always think of Turkey … Ilhan Seluk and Ugur Mumku have influenced me a lot. I started with Ertuğrul Özkök at Hürriyet. Then I worked with Enis Berberoğlu, Sedat Ergin, Fikret Bila, Vahap Munyar and still Ahmet Hakan. No, but I know theft and corruption. I’ve never met anyone who pays a bribe. I don’t threaten, I’m embarrassed. I don’t ‘kill reputation’.

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