Ceyda is a Berlin based freelance journalist focussing on Turkish culture, politics, pluralistic society, human rights, literature and art. She was born in 1979 in Cologne/Germany, attended the German High School in Istanbul, Istanbul Alman Lisesi, and the Bishop of Hereford´s Bluecoat School, England. She studied Oriental Studies, Political Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Cologne and holds a PhD in Turkish Literature. Ceyda provides online and print articles, radio features and online media videos in German, Turkish and English.