Terry Richardson has a university background in Ancient History and Classical Civilisation. He first travelled to Turkey as an undergraduate in 1977 and has been back countless times since. He also lived in southwest Turkey for some 13 years. He is the author of Rough Guide Istanbul, Pocket Rough Guide Istanbul and is main author of Rough Guide Turkey. Terry has worked on many other guides, including Eyewitness Istanbul and Eyewitness Turkey, and has written about Turkey and Istanbul for publications as varied as The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Wanderlust.