Didem Tali


I am an Istanbul-based journalist passionate about economic development, technology, and social good. I have reported from Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America for publications like Al Jazeera, BBC, Deutsche Welle, The Guardian, Financial Times, NPR, VICE and many more. My reporting regularly won me prestigious grants and fellowships. As a multilingual reporter, I think, write and interview in English, Turkish and Spanish, whilst currently trying to tackle German. I hold an MSc in Media, Communication and Development from the London School of Economics. I do believe that a well-told story can make a difference, which is why I can never pass a story about innovation, technology and entrepreneurship for social impact.

I cover retail, startups, and innovation in Europe and the Middle East