Join the FMA!
You’ll be supporting a professional, official association that will stand next to you when you need it.
(Click here to find a list of our available media freelancers for booking)

How can I become a member? 

In order to be eligible for membership, you must:

  • Live in Turkey and have a valid residence permit*
  • Work for a media outlet headquartered outside Turkey (online media are accepted)
  • Your main source of income must be due to media work
  • Be a staff member of an outlet or a freelancer
  • Only media professionals who adhere to the five core principles of journalistic ethics (click here) can be members.
  • If you know a present FMA member, it will speed up the process to mention that person for reference.

*Since October 2022, the work permit exemption (çalışma izni muafiyeti) or work permit (çalışma izni) replaces the residence permit for international members of the press in Turkey.

Accepted professions:

  • Journalist
  • Photographer
  • Reporter
  • Camera operator
  • Fixer
  • Producer
  • Video editor
  • Soundperson
  • SNG or LiveU technician

The membership fee is, as of 1 March 2024, set at a minimum of 80TL per month for freelancers and 130TL per month for full-time employees. Paying higher fees by choice as a donation to FMA’s work is very much welcomed. Media employees getting paid in Turkish Lira may pay the freelancer rate for member fees.

To apply for membership, please send a mail to with the following information and documents:

  • Your media outlet and/or main clients include some proof, for example a link to a published work of yours or a hard copy. If you are not named in the byline of that work, you should provide us a letter written either by the media organization or by the journalist named in the byline saying that you did participate in that work
  • Your CV
  • If you know a FMA member that can vouch for you, please include that member’s name in your application to speed up the process

Thank you for applying to join FMA!