Chris Morris (journalist)
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From Our Own Correspondent
The New Turkey
Morris joined the BBC World Service in 1988 and was BBC Sri Lanka Correspondent from 1990-92 based in Colombo covering the Sri Lankan civil war and other South Asian stories including the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and the rise of Hindu nationalism.
He was BBC State Department Correspondent from 1994-97 based in Washington, D.C. covering crises in Haiti and North Korea, and travelling around the world with the US Secretary of State. He also reported on the Dayton Agreement and the United States presidential election, 1996.
He was BBC Turkey Correspondent from 1997-2001 based first in Ankara and later opening the BBC's new bureau in Istanbul covering the 1999 İzmit earthquake and the arrest and trial of the Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.
He was BBC Europe Correspondent from 2001-05 based in Brussels covering Enlargement of the European Union, the proposed European constitution, and other European stories including the murder of the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Anna Lindh and the 2004 Madrid train bombings.
During this period he also drew on his experience in Turkey to author The New Turkey which examines the potential and the problems of the far-reaching political and economic reforms being undertaken in what the author describes as a second revolution in Turkey and was published by Granta in 2005.