Sibel Edmonds

BFP Founder, Publisher & Editor

Sibel Edmonds is the author of the Memoir Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story. She is the founder & director of National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC), and the recipient of the 2006 PEN Newman's Own First Amendment Award Ms. Edmonds has a MA in Public Policy and International Commerce from George Mason University, a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from George Washington University, and AS degree in Biology from NVCC. She is a certified linguist for Turkish, Farsi, Dari and Azerbaijani languages.

Cruising Along & Reflecting Upon the Ancient King Tombs in the Dalyan Delta

Cruising along Dalyan River’s ancient site and reflecting upon this mystical tapestry of life that once occupied this area, and the secret of the King Tombs in the rocks!

Newsbud in its Third Year – an Update

Newsbud is now in its third year and we would like to again thank all of you who have supported us and helped us grow to what we have become today. Then, for those of you who may not be following us day to day, here are some of the things we have been doing: […]

Showcasing a True Mediterranean Farmers Market in Fethiye

From vegetables and fruits to nuts and eggs, this is where Turkish people go to find and purchase the best quality, freshest and the most affordable produce weekly! Join me in exploring all things that bridge the illusionary gaps & divides, and bring us together for a better world and Peace! Subscribe to Newsbud YouTube […]

From Quesadilla & Crepe to Gozleme: The Art of Turkish Stuffed Pastry

Sibel Edmonds introduces the art of making Turkish filled pastry- Gozleme. Mexicans with their awesome quesadilla, French with their delicately filled crepes, Arabs, Greeks and Serbs with their Boreks, can all relate to this fast and easy-to-make, affordable and delicious Turkish delicacy. We are bridging the gap with Gozleme!

The Two Biggest Threats Facing the Magnificent Caretta Turtles

The amazing loggerhead (Caretta Caretta) turtles weighing from 200-400 pounds with a length of up to 4 feet are on the IUCN Red list of endangered species. The threats to these turtles include pollution-especially plastic bags, propellers, small-scale and large-scale fishing (primarily fishing hook ingestion and fishing line entanglement) and feeding by humans. The Sea […]

Do You Believe in the Power of “ONE”? If Not, Watch This Video & Join the “True” Believers

Do you believe in the power of One? I do. One is a very powerful number- whether one decision made that leads to a much larger impact, or, one person joining other “ones.” That’s how real positive changes happen. Watch this remarkable real-life story of how a handful of conservationists, galvanized by “One” English ‘Turtle […]

The Ultimate Meyhane Dining: You Say Tapas, I Say Meze, They Say Dim Sum, We Say Antipasto!

Sibel Edmonds decodes the art of meze and traditional Meyhane dining, and provides you with everything you need and want to know about Meze, Meyhane Dining, Raki, Ouzo, Turkish food and much more! Come and join Sibel Edmonds in bridging the gap with our universal love of food and dining rituals!

Major Victories Against GMO & Mega Corporations in the Battle for Organic Farming

Sibel Edmonds talks with determined activists who’ve been gaining amazing victories in defeating the genetically-engineered and corporate-owned seeds lobby in Turkey. Come and join Sibel Edmonds in bridging the gap with our universal pursuit of health and food integrity!

Turkish Activists-Farmers Unite in GMO-Free Seed Movement for Independence & Health

Sibel Edmonds joins the proud Turkish activists and farmers of Fethiye who stand against genetically-engineered and corporate-owned seeds, and work together towards independent farming and organic produce. Come and join Sibel Edmonds in bridging the gap with our universal pursuit of health and food integrity!

The Aegean Pearl: Fethiye The Beautiful- No Words Needed!

Many refer to Fethiye, located on the Southern Aegean Coast, as the Aegean Pearl. A pearl of a coastal town, surrounded by majestic mountains, Fethiye is so many things to people from so many different walks of life. In this episode I present a short awe-inspiring documentary on Fethiye, using “No Words”, created by two […]

Newsbud Presents: Counter the Divide & Conquer: Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds!

My new one-of-a-kind series, Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, encompasses not only politics and philosophy, but also history, culture, dance, food, travel, music and much more. I’ll be sharing with you all things that connect and bind us to each other- no matter what the race, religion, nationality or gender. Join me in exploring […]

A Real Turkish Meyhane Experience: Connecting with Delicious Meze, Rakı & Dialogue!

Only one week to Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds- Season One! And here is another highlight from one of my coming episodes: Turkish Meyhanes, similar to Greek Ouzeries and Spain’s Tapa houses, are where people go to have many varieties of cold and hot mezes, drink Turkey’s national alcoholic beverage, Rakı (very similar to […]

Turkish Farmers Stand Tall & Proud in GMO-Free Seed Movement!

A fiery snapshot from my coming video series- Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, Season One: Strong and determined Farmers in Turkey don’t give a hoot about the Laws created by the Money-Lobby. For Independent-Minded Turkish farmers Seed Independence and purity comes first. Seed Exchange and GMO-Free Seed Movement is Huge in Turkey, and I […]

Tango Fever a La Turkey: Dance- A Universal Language & A Bridge

Another highlight from my coming series: Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, Season One: Tango movement connecting people in Turkey, not only to those in Argentina, but to people in China, Ukraine, Italy, Russia, Lebanon … countries all around the world! My coming series encompasses not only politics and philosophy, but also history, culture, dance, […]

Blue Crab Feast Among Ancient Tombs & Caretta Turtles in Dalyan, Turkey

A brief highlight from one of my coming episodes: Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, Season One. My series encompasses not only politics and philosophy, but also history, culture, food, travel, music and much more. I’ll be sharing with you all things that connect and bind us to each other- no matter what the race, […]