Okay Gönensin

Okay Gönensin (October 14, 1950 – July 13, 2017) was a Turkish journalist.

Okay Gönensin
BornOctober 14, 1950
DiedJuly 13, 2017(2017-07-13) (aged 66)
Istanbul, Turkey
Alma mater
Years active1975–2017

Okay Gönensin was born in Sarıkamış, Kars Province on October 14, 1950.[1] After finishing the St. Joseph High School in Istanbul in 1967, he studied at Ankara University's Faculty of Political Science and graduated in 1972. He entered his journalism career at the daily Cumhuriyet in 1975.[2] He served as editor in chief, editorial coordinator, executive editor and columnist at the newspapers Cumhuriyet, Sabah, Yeni Yüzyıl, Star and Yeni Binyıl. Lately, he worked with the daily Vatan, he had co-founded.[2][3]

Gönensin was married to journalist Zeynep Göğüş. The marriage ended with divorce.[4] He died in the early hours of July 13, 2017. He was interred at Nakkaştepe Cemetery following the religious funeral held at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery Mosque.[1] He is survived by a son Can.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Okay Gönensin, bugün son yolculuğuna uğurlanıyor". Y24 (in Turkish). 2017-07-14. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  2. ^ a b "Son dakika... Gazeteci Okay Gönensin hayatını kaybetti". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2017-07-13. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  3. ^ a b "Gazeteci Okay Gönensin'i kaybettik". Y24 (in Turkish). 2017-07-13. Retrieved 2017-07-14.
  4. ^ a b Tunç, Neslihan (2010-08-14). "Sende mi kalsın, bende mi?". Sabah (in Turkish). Retrieved 2017-07-14.