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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 via Patreon.

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.

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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, contributor to Turkey recap
Gökalp Badak
Senior undergraduate student at Hacettepe University, Department of International Relations
Diego Cupolo
Multimedia journalist with work in AFP, Al-Monitor, Atlantic, Financial Times and Politico.