Uğur Dündar

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Uğur Dündar

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Born (1943-08-28) August 28, 1943 (age 74)
Silivri, Istanbul, Turkey
Residence Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
Alma mater Istanbul University Economics Faculty
Occupation Journalist, Anchorman
Known for Star TV Anchorman

Uğur Dündar (born 28 August 1943) is a Turkish journalist, anchorman, political commentator and writer.

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Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. East Thrace, located in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorous strait and the Dardanelles. Turkey is bordered by Greece and Bulgaria to its northwest; Georgia to its northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. Istanbul is the largest city, but more central Ankara is the capital. Approximately 70 to 80 per cent of the country's citizens identify as Turkish. Kurds are the largest minority; the size of the Kurdish population is a subject of dispute with estimates placing the figure at anywhere from 12 to 25 per cent of the population.


He was born in Akören village of Silivri district in Istanbul Province. He graduated from Istanbul University's Economics faculty. He joined Turkish Radio and Television Corporation in 1970 and built a journalistic career over more than 20 years. Until 2011 Dündar was the anchorman of Star TV where he headed the news team.

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