Irfan Aktan is a contributor to Al-Monitor's Turkey Pulse. A journalist since 2000, Aktan covers the Kurdish problem. He has worked for several newspapers and magazines, including Radikal, Birgun and Newsweek Turkey. He also headed the Ankara bureau of the IMC television channel. Aktan is the author of “Zehir ve Panzehir: Kurt Sorunu" and "Naze/Bir Gocus Oykusu."