Alex was bravely fighting the wind and rain on his way home by bicycle. A newly graduated student at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Alex was brimming with enthusiasm. Why? He’d just secured a job as a journalist in Istanbul, Turkey, which he plans to do for a few years before heading back into academia to do a Ph.D. on the subject of conflict. With Turkey neighbouring, and involved in, the Syrian crisis, one can only imagine that Alex will find in Turkey a vastly different scene to his student life in Cardiff. A new future about to unfold.