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David S. Tonge is a journalist and writer who has spent most of his life in Greece and Turkey. He was the BBC, Guardian and Observer correspondent in Athens during the Colonels’ dictatorship, being banned three times for his reporting. He was later Diplomatic Correspondent of the Financial Times. He wrote on the Soviet Union during its final years. His course thus moved in parallel with the subject of this biography. He has also written a book on the revival of the Islamic orders in Turkey and the hold of Erdoğan, due to come out in 2024.