Başaran Düzgün was born on 26 October 1964 in Famagusta. After graduating from the Press and Publication School of Ankara-Gazi University, Düzgün started his journalism career at Yenidüzen in 1990. He briefly worked as chief of staff at the Ministry of Health before assuming the position of chief editor at Kıbrıs in 1997. He also served as the general secretary of the Cyprus Turkish Journalists Association. He was sued twice for his work, in 2003 and 2007 for allegedly insulting the Turkish military and undermining relations with Turkey respectively. A month after resigning from Kıbrıs in 2009, he founded Havadis newspaper with the slogan “the newspaper of journalists”, becoming its chief editor. Düzgün has 4 published books. He is married, father of two and grandfather of two.