He has worked as a reporter, editor and manager for many years (1977-2000) During this period many of his daily investigative and research-based articles were highly appreciated and resulted in numerous awards. He won the Interview of the Year award by the Association of Journalists in 1988 with his piece called “Inca’s Grandsons are Startled”.
Osman Balcigil retired from journalism in 2000. His latest novel, Green Ink, was published by Destek Publishing House in 2016. This is Mr. Balcigil’s ninth novel. His previous books have been great successes. This includes The Lord of Knowledge that ran out its first press within three weeks of publication.