Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
In the four short years of my career, I’ve always been drawn to tension, conflict & strong emotions – but I firmly believe in rigorous, fact-based reporting.
I’ve interviewed the family of a teenager killed by police in Ferguson, traced the route from the Syrian border to the German one, photographed smoke-filled cafés alive with the prison songs of jailed Tunisian revolutionaries, and been shot in the head twice.
My work has appeared in The Guardian, VICE, The Nation and Syria Deeply. I graduated from The New School for Social Research in 2014 with a double major in journalism and politics. I am fluent in French and Italian and speak conversational Turkish and Arabic.
In a past life, I was a classically-trained pianist.