Adnan R. Khan


Adnan R. Khan has been on the ground for Maclean's in some of the world's most unfriendly places, from Pakistan to Iraq, writing about conflict, politics, society, and the occasional vacationing tips in Afghanistan. He claims to be based in a small cabin somewhere on Turkey's Mediterranean coast though no one can definitively prove it.

Nuns from the Syriac Catholic Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Sienna visit churches in the  predominantly Christian town of Qaraqosh for the first time in more than two years. Islamic State has wreaked havoc in towns and villages during its retreat in northern Iraq. (Photograph by Adnan R. Khan)
The day after a failed coup attempt in Turkey, supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party gather at Taksim Square for a "Democracy festival", climbing onto the iconic monument of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, modern Turkey's founder.   The fallout from the failed coup has left Turkey more divided than ever between Islamists and secularists. (Photograph by Adnan Khan)