Hille Hanso

Freelance journalist

Hille Hanso is an Estonian independent researcher and freelance journalist and a frequent commentator on Middle Eastern affairs. She is based in Istanbul and is the author of the book Minu Istanbul. Her interviews, essays and commentaries have appeared in media outlets in many countries including Estonia, the US, Turkey and China. Her research interests include Kurdish nationalism, Assyrian identity in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Turkish foreign policy and Estonian-Turkish relations in the 1920s and 30s, the Syrian conflict and Middle Eastern migration. Hanso is currently working on her second book and graduate degree in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at Istanbul Bilgi University. She is also the Estonian Refugee Council’s Lebanon project coordinator. /2019

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