Turkish journalist Ergun Babahan studied at Istanbul University's Law Faculty between 1977-1981. He completed his internship as a lawyer in Izmir, after which he had a short career in law.
He started to work as a reporter for the largest regional daily of the day, Yeni Asır. Three years later, he moved to Istanbul and worked as an editor for the dailies Söz and Hürriyet. In 1988-1989 he received a German-Marshall Fund scholarship and attended Stanford University's John Knight Professional Journalism Program.
Returning to Turkey he became the managing editor of Sabah, which was the daily with the highest circulation in the day. In 1990-1991 he received a Ford Foundation scholarship and was accepted to the "A Study on American Foreign Policy Process" program at the University of Maryland at College Park.
After his return to Turkey, he worked at Sabah as an editor and the editor in chief for many years. He spent almost the whole of the period between 1984-2009 at this media group. He also wrote columns on domestic and international politics of Turkey.
He is married, with two children and lives in Montreal.