Journalist based in Düsseldorf, Germany, with three years experience covering geopolitics, international trade, legal reporting and markets news from Germany and Europe. Over my years of writing, I have slowly built a network of contacts in E.U. organisations and my background in international law and trade provides a sound understanding of E.U. regulations and policy and legal-style investigative reporting. I've worked in Australia, Japan, China, Sweden and (currently) Germany.
When then Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu, who was seen as more liberal and pro-Western than President Erdogan, stepped down, uncertainty surrounded future relations between Turkey and the West. Unlike Erdogan, Davutoglu held a much more E.U.-inclusive view and as such, was seen as the key mediator between Turkey and the E.U., personally brokering the migrant agreement with Merkel.