Swedish Dagens Nyheter to open permanent Istanbul bureau

Publicerad: 03 June 2016, kl. 10:17

Adam Jönsson

Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter is launching a permanent bureau in Istanbul, Turkey. DN has hired reporter Terese Cristiansson to cover the area.

‘‘The most important thing with international journalism is the presence, to be at the scene and meet the humans who are affected of various events and then put that in a global political perspective,’’ Cristiansson tells DN.se.

DN’s Istanbul bureau will open in the beginning of 2017, the paper announced Thursday. For the past two years, Cristansson has been based in the city, working for, among others, Swedish newspaper Expressen. The paper writes the bureau will help it strengthen its international journalism and become the Swedish paper with the largest network of correspondents.

Cristiansson is an experienced and award-winning reporter who has lived in countries such as Afghanistan and Kenya.

‘‘Turkey is more and more playing a central role in world politics. Istanbul is an important place to be when covering the Middle-East, no matter if it’s about the refugee crisis, the Syrian war or relationships with Europe and Russia,’’ says Caspar Opitz, managing editor at DN, to his own newspaper.

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