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Gábor Turi

GÁBOR TURI (Nyíregyháza, 1951), journalist, diplomat and politician. He completed his degree in English and history at the Lajos Kossuth University in 1975 and in journalism at the School for Journalism in 1977. He began his professional career as a journalist and editor in Debrecen. He took diplomatic assignments as cultural attaché in London (1992–1995) and press attaché in Washington, DC. (1998–2002). He served as Deputy Mayor of his former home city, Debrecen (2002–2006). As director of external relations of the University of Debrecen, he retired in 2013. A collection of his essays and articles, Perspectives, was published in 2011 by UD Press. He has also published three books on jazz: I Say: Jazz (Editio Musica, 1983), Time for Jazz (Osiris, 1999) and American Jazz Diary (Gramofon, 2019). He was awarded the András Pernye Prize by the Hungarian Jazz Federation for his lifetime achievements. He played an active role in the opposition movements in Debrecen from 1988 and was one of the organisers of the Pan-European Picnic in 1989.

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