Ediz Tiyansan

Ediz Tiyansan

Ediz Tiyansan is a reporter based in Los Angeles.

He has previously lived in the Middle East for 9 years, covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Arab Spring, and the civil wars in Libya and Syria.

Since 2017, he’s been based in the United States, covering the White House, immigration, environment, and trade, while frequently traveling to cover stories in Latin America.

He speaks fluent Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and varying levels of German, Hebrew, and Chinese. Aside from languages and story-telling, he also has a passion for exploring food and music in different corners of the world.


California governor wins recall election
September 15, 2021

California governor wins recall election

With more than 60% of the votes tallied, the governor of California has survived an attempt to remove him from office early. The recall election was expected to cost the state about $276 million. See the latest. Read More...
September 8, 2021

Hawaii reinstates restrictions as Delta variant arrives

  The island state of Hawaii began a gradual reopening this spring. But now it’s imposed new restrictions following a surge of the Delta coronavirus variant. Several of its hospitals set up field hospitals after they began to run out of beds in their Intensive […] Read More...
August 23, 2021

Los Angeles goes back to school

Millions of students in Florida, Texas and Arizona are now required to wear masks in class as some school boards have defied their Republican governors and made face coverings mandatory. Read More...
August 22, 2021

School officials worry about fake vaccination cards

Many government agencies, companies and schools in the U.S. are now requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccinations before allowing employees to return to work. In the meantime, officials are worried about reports of fake vaccination cards being sold on several websites across the internet. And it […] Read More...
August 12, 2021

Resident mourns loss of Greenville amid Dixie Fire

The second-largest fire in California’s history continues to expand leaving a trail of destruction. The historic town of Greenville in California was completely wiped out by the blaze, leaving few options for one man who narrowly escaped the flames. CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan reports. Read More...
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August 10, 2021

What is PG&E’s role in potentially starting the Dixie fire?

A federal judge has ordered Pacific Gas & Electric, California’s largest power company, to explain its role in potentially starting two fires that eventually merged.  The utility said last month that a blown fuse from its power lines may have started the Dixie fire.  This comes […] Read More...
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