Celal Toprak continues his journalism career with more than 30 years of experience as one of the strongest names in financial press. Toprak started his career at the Son Havadis Newspaper in Ankara. Continuing his career at Turkish News Agency in Istanbul and at ANKA News Agency, Celal Toprak went on to work at the finance services of Bulvar Newspaper and Tercüman Newspaper.
Celal Toprak then made his transition to the Sabah Group and assumed the role of financial manager at Bugün Newspaper. In addition to his role at Bugün Newspaper, he also started writing daily columns for Gün Newspaper. Toprak then made his transition to Akşam Newspaper, where he worked both as the financial manager and as a columnist. After leaving Akşam Newspaper, he provided consulting for various TV shows and served as the Istanbul Representative of Gazete Ege.
Celal Toprak then started to work at the Son Havadis Newspaper within the body of Doğan Media Group and prepared & hosted a program called “Kent ve Yaşam” on Cem Radyo in the same period. Toprak left Son Havadis Newspaper for Gözcü Newspaper, where he worked both as the financial manager and as a columnist. He then became the financial manager of the re-launched Tercüman Newspaper, where he continued to write columns as well.
He continued to serve as the financial manager of Tercüman Newspaper after its name was changed as Bugün Newspaper. Celal Toprak was assigned as the Istanbul Representative of the Izmir-based Gözlem Newspaper and has been serving as the financial manager of TGRT Haber TV since December 2018. In addition to the morning finance news, Celal Toprak also hosts the program “İş Dünyası” on Tuesday nights on TGRT Haber TV.
In addition to various sector-related conferences, he has been giving “Financial Journalism” lectures at Kavram Vocational School, Istanbul Aydın University and Istanbul Commerce University for more than five years.
Celal Toprak has assumed active roles in professional and non-governmental organizations. In addition to serving as the President of the Economy Journalists Association (EGD), he first assumed the role of secretary general and then served as a member of the board at Turkish Journalists’ Association. Celal Toprak is also the founder and general coordinator of the Association of New Pursuits Initiative. He still serves as the Chairman of the Reliable Product Platform he founded in 2009 and has carried out various successful activities in product reliability.
Celal Toprak is married with one child.