David Lepeska

Freelance Journalist


At the congested intersection of Turkey, ME + Muslim world, cities, media, culture + more, for Atlantic, Monocle, Next City, NYT, et; editor for IFC/World Bank

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Islam Literature Urbanism Arts Urban Planning Urban Sustainability Media Film Civic Tech Democracy Building Innovation Food And Drink Design Istanbul

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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.

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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.

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On Turkey-Twitter deal: so who will be doing the pixelating? And how will you determine "malicious content"? hurriyetdailynews.com/twitter-posts-…
Really? | Turkey plans to build replica Ottoman-era mosque in center of Havana, Cuba hurriyetdailynews.com/converting-com…
Senor Marquez, thank you for the small yet fathomless worlds you made magically real, especially Macondo. #RIPGabo
In Kadikoy, of course. RT @KARepublic: Turkey’s first official atheism association founded - hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?p… via @HDNER
Moving beyond street protests to social accountability in Arab world | @worldbank blog blogs.worldbank.org/arabvoices/mov…
Ukraine govt losing grip; trouble in Kharkiv next? Fine @ft reporting on troubles in eastern Ukraine ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7… #Russia
Urbanization can be an engine of growth, but requires sound policies: study from @WorldBank and China govt blogs.worldbank.org/eastasiapacifi… #cities
RT @IFC_ECA: The Fragile Middle: excellent @ft series on the new and tenuous middle class in emerging economies ow.ly/vSEz9
Midnight Express author annoyed by depiction of Turkey and his story in 1978 Alan Parker film @dailysabah dailysabah.com/arts-culture/2…
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