Hannah Lucinda Smith is The Times‘ correspondent in Turkey, where she has covered conflicts, a coup attempt and the rise of controversial president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. During her time in the country, she has also reported from inside rebel-held Syria, on the front lines of the battle against Isis in Iraq, and joined the mass movement of migrants on their journey to Europe in 2015.

Hannah is working on a book about modern Turkey, told through two men – current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern republic.

Hannah Lucinda Smith. Photo: Bradley Secker