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’s debut work of non-fiction, Erdogan’s Rising, and the Battle for Turkey’s Soul, will be published in 2019 by HarperCollins.

Hannah Lucinda Smith. Photo: Bradley Secker