About

Hello. I’m Michael Sercan Daventry, a British-Turkish journalist based in London.

I do a wide range of things for several broadcasters, websites and print outlets. I write and read news bulletins for BBC radio. I make video news reports and short documentaries for Jewish News, which serves Britain’s Jewish community, and work regularly behind the camera as a shift editor and producer for Euronews, a multilingual broadcaster based in Lyon.

Besides those, I appear on broadcast outlets like BBC TV and Sky to provide commentary and analysis on developments in Turkey. I also work as a day-to-day reporter and contributor to newspapers, agencies and websites.

I was born in the UK but raised in Turkey, and have experience and knowledge of politics and current affairs in both countries, as well as the wider Middle East. For over two years I was responsible for the weekly Jewish Chronicle newspaper’s entire World News coverage as its foreign editor.

I manage the Turkish political analysis and commentary website JamesInTurkey.com and have built extensive contacts within the Turkish, Turkish Cypriot and Kurdish communities living in the UK.

This website contains a shamelessly self-curated selection of my work. To speak to me about a story or to discuss an appearance, visit the contact page.