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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 Gökalp Badak. 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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Diego Cupolo
Multimedia journalist with work in AFP, Al-Monitor, Atlantic, Economist, FT and Politico

Gonca Tokyol
Freelance journalist for Independent Türkçe and Inside Turkey, formerly T24 & Sputnik

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

Verda Uyar
Digital growth specialist at SPI International, freelance editor

Gökalp Badak
International Relations undergraduate at Hacettepe University

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

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