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About  

Turkey recap is an independent, reader-supported news platform created to help observers, analysts and the rest of us make sense of the fast-paced Turkey news cycle.

We launched our English-language newsletter in Oct. 2019 and have since expanded our publications to include a weekly Turkish-language newsletter, in-depth reports and a variety of news tracking tools available to Turkey recap members.

Turkey recap is produced by journalists Gonca Tokyol, Ingrid Woudwijk, Verda Uyar and Batuhan Üsküp. Diego Cupolo is the managing editor and co-founded the platform with Raziye Akkoç. This website was made by Oğul Köseoğlu.

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Contributors

Diego Cupolo
Multimedia journalist with work in AFP, Al-Monitor, Atlantic, Financial Times and Politico.

Gonca Tokyol
Freelance journalist for Independent Türkçe and Inside Turkey, previously with T24 and Sputnik

Ingrid Woudwijk
Turkey correspondent for Dutch newspapers Trouw and Nederlands Dagblad.

Verda Uyar
Digital growth specialist at SPI International, freelance editor

Batuhan Üsküp
International Relations graduate from Hacettepe University and Masters' candidate.

Oğul Köseoğlu
Translator, interpreter, software localization specialist. Coder and webmaster for Turkey Recap.

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