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Turkey recap was launched in October 2019 to help observers, analysts and the rest of us make sense of the fast-paced Turkey news cycle. We are an independent platform run by journalists based in Turkey dedicated to separating the chatter from what matters (and cracking a few jokes to keep things light).
We publish two editions, one in English on Thursdays and one in Turkish on Fridays.
The English-language edition is written by Raziye Akkoc, a correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency in Ankara, and Diego Cupolo, a freelance journalist and photographer based in İstanbul.