KOHEN, SAMI (1928– ), Turkish journalist. Born in Istanbul, the son of journalist and community leader albert kohen , Sami Kohen's first articles were published in his father's journal, La Boz de Türkiye. After his father's death he published a weekly newspaper in Turkish, Türkiyenin Sesi, between November 1949 and May 1950. He attended Istanbul University's School of Journalism and was also trained in the U.S. He started his own career in 1950 in the newspaper Yeni Istanbul and two years later moved to Istanbul Ekspres, working in the foreign news department. In 1954 he joined Milliyet as foreign news editor. In 1982 he started writing a regular daily column on international affairs and Turkey's foreign policy which was highly regarded in Turkey and abroad. As a senior editor with more than 40 years of service, he is considered the dean of Turkish journalists specializing in foreign affairs. He is an active correspondent for Newsweek and Christian Science Monitor. Between 1950 and 2002 he was the Turkish correspondent for Maariv and from 1949 the Turkish correspondent for The Jewish Chronicle. His published works are Bugünkü Japonya (1982) and Değişen Çin (1982). -BIBLIOGRAPHY: A. Galante, "Veinte y cinco asnios de periodismo. La actividad jurnalistica de senior Albert Cohen," in: La Boz de Türkiye (Feb. 15, 1948), 231; M. Asayas and Y. Barokas, "Hep Aynı Çizgiyi Korumuş Bir Gazeteci Sami Kohen," in: Şalom, 20 (Nov. 20, 1996). (Rifat Bali (2nd ed.)

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