|Born||1960 (age 56–57)
|Education||Political science and history|
|Alma mater||Boğaziçi University|
|Occupation||Journalist, columnist and TV presenter|
After graduating from Feyziye Mektepleri Işık College, she studied political science and history at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, where she obtained the master's degree on a thesis entitled Prens Sabahaddin ve Terakki Mecmuası ("Prens Sabahaddin and Terakki Magazine"), and the doctorate on a thesis entitled Erken Cumhuriyet Döneminde Laik Düşünce ("Secular Thought in the Early Republican Period"). She worked for some time as a research assistant at Boğaziçi University, after which she became lecturer at the Department of Economics of Istanbul University.
She used to host a TV show, but this was dropped after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan publicly criticized her. She was also fired on February 19, 2012 from her job as a columnist for the daily newspaper Milliyet. Mert has said that she now fears for her personal safety.
- Otto, Jan Michiel (2010-06-30). Sharia Incorporated: A Comparative Overview of the Legal Systems of Twelve Muslim Countries in Past and Present. Amsterdam University Press. pp. 253–. ISBN 978-90-8728-057-4. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
- Nuray Mert, Committee to Protect Journalists, October 2012, Turkey's Press Freedom Crisis - Sidebar: The Dignity of Speaking Out
- "Welcoming 9 New Affiliates," Stanford Global Studies website, 21 April 2012. Accessed: 2 July 2015.
- "Mert ile Söyleşi," Mediterranean Studies Forum website, 11 September 2012. Accessed: 2 July 2015.
- 12 April 2012, International Scholars in Residence at the Humanities Center 2012-2013
- "Turks sense dawn of new era of power and confidence". BBC news. 2011-11-21. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- "Turkish PM targets Economist magazine, journalist Nuray Mert". Hurriyet Daily News. 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- Filkins, Dexter (March 9, 2012). "Turkey's Jailed Journalists". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2012-03-18.
- "Two Female Journalists Attacked". Bianet. 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2011-11-21.