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Going cold Turkey

December 30, 2016

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On Christmas Eve morning I bolted upright in bed from a panic attack. My heart was racing fast and the bed sheets were damp from sweat. Today I was packing up my London flat once more and hitting the airport with no return date. There was a feeling of trepidation because as much as I […]

Saudi Arabia

December 14, 2015

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Everyone has an opinion about Saudi Arabia, but the reality is few people will ever have the opportunity to see it for themselves. This week I was posted to the capital Riyadh for seven days. Entry into SA is strict. Women cannot go unless chaperoned by their husbands or fathers. As a correspondent for TRT […]

Elections

November 5, 2015

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Sunday saw Turkey hold its second general election in less than five months. It was big story for us, TRT World, and yours truly was the main anchor for the first half of the night. As the ballots closed and the first round of votes started to be counted, it was clear that the AK […]

Istanbul

August 5, 2015

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The plane landed just after quarter past midnight. The lights of the city twinkling under the cover of darkness. As I disembarked the air temperature hit me, 26 degrees….Merhaba, welcome to Istanbul.    I’m not backpacking around Turkey, this time my journey is one way. I’m here to stay. Since getting back from Tanzania my […]