Maximilian Popp was born in Passau Maximilian Popp in 1986. He graduated from the Henri Nannen School of Journalism in Hamburg and studied political science in Istanbul. He has been working for Der Spiegel since 2010, initially as an editor in the Germany department in Dresden, Hamburg and Berlin, and, since 2016, as a correspondent in Istanbul. He has also been the Deputy Head of Foreign Affairs since April 2019.
For his reporting on Turkey, he was awarded the South East European Society’s Journalism Prize.