Cüneyt Alpay (Istanbul, 1962) is a mountain guide, travel photographer, editor and author. He speaks English and German. In early 2000s, he ran an online magazine which was one of top three visited web sites in Turkey. His passion, experiences and memories of fishing was reflected in his book, Balık Avı Hikayeleri (Fishing Stories), published by Denizler Kitabevi. He made several documentaries based on the places and people that he met while he was traveling for amateur fishing and underwater photography. His 24-minute long documentary, Sivricede Bir Usta (A Master in Sivrice), is about Vedat Abayoğlu who is considered to be one of the last surviving amateur fishing masters. He made Fıratın Tutsağı (Trapped in the Euphrates) to draw atention to Luciobarbus Esocinus (Fırat Turnası), an endemic largest freshwater fish of Turkey, which is about to become extinct because of the new dams built in the region. The film was completed in 2018.
Yönetmenliğini Yaptığı Belgesel Filmler
Fıratın Tutsağı (Trapped in The
Euphrates) - 2018 .... Belgesel, 00:25:00