Journalist and TV Reporter Korcan Karar was born in İzmir in 1961. He was trained on cello at Roma Santa Cecilia Conservatory. He started journalism in 1981 as the representative of İzmir Yeni Asır Newspaper in Rome, Italy. In 1985, with the establishment of Sabah Newspaper he was transferred to İstanbul and pursued his career working as a journalist-photojournalist of Sabah at the news headquarters. He was, then, assigned as the deputy Editor in Chief of the newspaper.
He reported the attempted assassination of Pope Jean Paul II in 1981 and the following Mehmet Ali Ağca trials in Rome, the Fall of Berlin Wall, Bosnian War, Romanian Revolution, Civil War in Somalia, Gulf War I, Gulf War II, conflicts in Afghanistan and military operations in Southeast Anatolia.
As a journalist accredited by the EU Press Center, Karar reported, live and on-site, significant meetings within the EU scope and important events taking place in Turkey and around the world to newspapers and TV channels.
In 2005 he was appointed as the ATV Anchorman and News Broadcast Coordinator and presented the prime-time news. In 2008 he was transferred to Show TV as the Anchorman and News Broadcast Coordinator and presented the prime-time news. Between 2011 and 2014 he presented the prime-time news at Skytürk-360 TV channel; he, also, prepared and presented a political news program titled “50 Minutes”. Throughout his career Karar prepared and presented news documentaries and radio programs as well.
In 2006 he was awarded by Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi with the State Medal of Italy “Cavagliere” for his achievement in the establishment of press relations and amity between the two countries.
Karar has held solo exhibitions of photojournalism in İzmir, İstanbul, Ankara and Alaçatı. In May 2017, he opened an exhibition titled “Heimatlos on the Other Side of the Water” in Alaçatı consisting of 20 photographs and demonstrating the life in Souda Refugee Camp on the Greek island Chios. As a billboard street exhibition, the organization was a first in this style in Turkey.
Korcan Karar has received numerous awards of journalism and TV news reporting. He speaks Italian and English, lives in Alaçatı and holds a permanent press-card.