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Istanbul
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  Islam, Literature, Urbanism, Arts, Urban Planning, Urban Sustainability, Media, Film, Civic Tech, Democracy Building, Innovation, Food And Drink, Design, Istanbul

At congested intersection of Turkey, ME and Muslim world, cities, media, culture + more, for Atlantic, Guardian, National, NYT, et al; editor for IFC/World Bank

David Lepeska's Biography

Award-winning journalist and multi-media reporter, have published print, photo, video and radio stories from around the world for outlets as diverse as the NY Times, The Economist, Financial Times, The Guardian, Columbia Journalism Review, Christian Science Monitor, Atlantic Cities, Next American City, Chicago magazine, New York Post, and others.

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Commonwealth Press Words & Images Award

2007 - Top Annual story in CPQ
The Commonwealth Press Union's Words & Images Award went annually to the best reported story in its now-defunct publication, Commonwealth Press Quarterly.

What was your first job as a journalist?

First paid position? Senior reporter for the Kashmir Observer, in Srinagar, Kashmir, India.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

For work? No. For fun/nostalgia? Yep.
Jul 26, 2014

@MenekseTK Yes, I really enjoyed Antep, so much deliciousness.

Jul 26, 2014

@MenekseTK Compared per capita, I mean. So Turkey not as dangerous as you might think.

Jul 26, 2014

@MenekseTK Turkey doesn't have the mass shootings of US. Much fewer traffic deaths as well, I bet.

Jul 26, 2014

@MenekseTK Bah. Still a safe place to travel. People are found dead all over the place.

Jul 26, 2014

Gulp. RT @mutludc: There are now 12,000 foreign fighters in #Syria, US says. Up from 7,000 in January #ISIS foxnews.com/politics/2014/…

Jul 26, 2014

@EatingAsia Cheers, nice piece. Went on a Turkey road trip myself last month -- wonderful. @FilizDemirayak

Jul 26, 2014

@WashingtonPoint Interesting. Not seeing any news stories about this yet.

Jul 26, 2014

Fine stuff from @EatingAsia: why you should plan a road trip in #Turkey (the food! mostly), and how to do it eatingasia.typepad.com/eatingasia/201…

Jul 26, 2014

Turkey engineers: due to 3rd airport construction, Istanbul on verge of "serious water crisis" @HDNER hurriyetdailynews.com/ponds-drained-…



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