About

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

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

At the moment I also work regularly behind the camera as a shift editor and producer for Euronews, a multilingual broadcaster based in Lyon.

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.