Jonathan Fryer


Jonathan Fryer is a British writer, lecturer and broadcaster with a particular focus on Turkey and the Middle East. The author of 15 books (mainly history and biography), he graduated in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford and since 1993 has been teaching a course in Humanities at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies. A familiar voice from BBC Radio 4’s “From Our Own Correspondent”, he appears regularly on Arab and other Middle Eastern TV channels commenting on current affairs in the region. As a journalist he has covered the last two general elections in Turkey, as well as monitoring trials in Ankara and Istanbul on behalf of English PEN. An active blogger, he has contributed to a wide range of newspapers, magazines and academic journals, including the Guardian and Turkish Review.