Turkey/Cyprus Project Director, International Crisis Group
Area of Expertise: Media, Terrorism, War and Conflict
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe, North Africa and Middle East
Field of Work: Journalist/Commentator, Non-Governmental, Think tank/Research center
Hugh Pope is the Turkey/Cyprus Project Director for International Crisis Group, the conflict-prevention organization.
Based in Istanbul, he writes reports on EU-Turkey relations and Cyprus and Turkey’s ties with its neighbours. Until taking up this post in 2007, he was a foreign correspondent for 25 years, most recently spending a decade as a Turkey, Middle East and Central Asia Correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. He received a B.A. in Oriental Studies (Persian and Arabic) from Oxford University.
Mr. Pope is the author of Turkey Unveiled: a History of Modern Turkey (London: John Murray 1997, a New York Times ‘notable book’), and Sons of the Conquerors: the Rise of the Turkic World (New York: Overlook Duckworth 2005, an Economist magazine ‘Book of the Year’). His latest book, Dining with Al-Qaeda: Three Decades Exploring the Many Worlds of the Middle East, was published in March 2010 (New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St Martins Press).
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