Just spotted the new transportation issue of Monocle Magazine. Inside, I wrote about Turkey’s fast developing high-speed rail network and plans to link Izmir to Sivas in 2019. The service already runs from Istanbul to Konya via Ankara, which will soon be the nation’s high-speed rail hub. Get the magazine here.
Pick up today’s Financial Times special report on Turkey for an overview of big themes facing the nation ahead of its 24 June elections. Includes articles by Laura Pitel, Fariba Nawa and others – with my photos throughout.
Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, has been imprisoned in Turkey for the last 18 months. He has lost 50 pounds in jail and has passed long periods locked up by himself. This is my Atlantic Magazine report on his story, worsening US-Turkey relations, and talks of retaliatory sanctions on capitol hill,
My IRIN News breakdown of the good, the bad, and the innovative when it comes to refugee education in Turkey, a country hosting more than one million Syrian children – many of whom are likely to stay long-term.
Construction of the Ilisu dam is nearing completion. A new reservoir will soon begin to form in southeast Turkey that will submerge the ancient settlement of Hasankeyf, where some long-time residents and merchants will not get state relocation assistance. My latest for Deutsche Welle.
Took this night shot while walking to a bus stop in the Ulus district of Ankara, Turkey. Good to see it used in this New York Times piece on internet access and freedom of the press.
I couldn’t find a decent Ankara postcard, so I walked up to Ulus Castle and made one. Then it became local news.
Dalia*, a fifteen year old refugee, pictured with her baby at her home in Ankara. I’m proud to contribute this and other photos to Fariba Nawa’s important report for The Financial Times on the challenges faced by young Syrian women in Turkey. From domestic abuse to conflict induced poverty and gender roles in the Middle East, the article covers big themes that need to play a larger role in our daily discussions.
Of all the photos of HalkBank branches in agency archives, the Washington Post chose one of my mine to report on this crucial moment in US-Turkey relations.