I've been reporting for the English service of France24 TV since 2007, filing on Turkey, Syria and Cyprus. I came to television from news agency writing, where details are very important. What I love about TV reporting is one has to step back from the facts of an event, and focus on the significance. In radio, I've freelanced for CBS, Cape Talk and RTE. I was born in London, raised in Johannesburg and trained by The Star newspaper. After travelling Africa and the Middle East, I lived in France, England and Egypt, where I worked for AP for nearly 10 years. I enjoy taking photographs, riding horses and swimming _ the annual race across the Bosphorus Strait.
Turkey and the Armenian Genocide ... a four-minute commentary for RTE World Report, 2013.
The Gezi Park protests of 2013 ... the most sustained challenge to Erdogan in 10 years ... live broadcast for France24 TV
The decision to invalidate the Istanbul election of March 2019 has stimulated the opposition to Recep Tayyip Erdogan on numerous levels. The president may find he has made a mistake.
Ankara, Turkey • Politics, Current Affairs, Breaking News • October 31 @ 12:00am
Turkey has begun its offensive against the Kurdish heartland in northeastern Syria. Five to 10 thousand troops expected to take part, backed by air power. Kurds have retaliated, firing rockets and mortar bombs into southern Turkish towns. I have been filing reports for France24 TV and CBC Radio... Read more