Who are you? You’re not called James!
I’m Michael Sercan Daventry, a British-Turkish journalist based in London. I was born in the UK but raised in Turkey and I’ve worked for newspapers and broadcasters in both countries. You can find out more about me by visiting michaeldaventry.com.
When this website began life, as a blog in 2006, I felt it was best to write under a pseudonym. My employer at the time had a low tolerance for extra-curricular journalism, as I discovered after writing this in response to a op-ed piece by Turkish columnist Mehmet Barlas. So James Vincent was born.
The pseudonym later became superfluous but “James in Turkey” was a brand. So I kept it.