Tijen Karas is the brave and beautiful Turkish anchorwoman of TRT who was forced at gunpoint to read the demands of the coup leaders.
Outside the studio there was a running gun-battle and a fire raged in front of the building. Still Tijen Karas maintained her composure throughout.
Later civilians and police stormed the TRT studio and took control back from the rebels. Tijen Karas could have then fled for home, but instead stayed on the air and reported the chaos as it took place around her.
Tijen Karas proved herself to be more than “just a pretty face” as she interviewed the civilians who had risked their lives to fight the coup.
This was the last thing she had expected that morning. Being on the air at 2am means there is usually not much to report but the weather.
Most American news stations are so caught up in the Republican convention preparations that they have spent very little time on the failed Turkish Coup and have not even mentioned Tijen Karas. Even Euronews identified her only as “the blonde anchorwoman”.
Tijen Karas is a credit to news reporters everywhere. She reminds us that even in the most trying circumstances, some people can maintain their composure and professionalism.
- Be sure to read “Would Americans Be As Brave As The Turks?”
- Be sure to read “Dusty Cars- a 9/11 Story”.
- read Freedom Dies in Turkey
- read The Naked Swim
- Read Yulia Efimova is Being Unfairly Treated
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