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Diego Cupolo
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Reporter and photojournalist based in Ankara, Turkey
Reporter and photojournalist based in Ankara, Turkey

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“For the few journalists that remain, it has not been easy...to direct critical questions to the government about their actions,” Cumhuriyet's Cigdem Toker told me for my latest take on the 'New #Turkey.'
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24,000 people are still displaced two years after military operations ended in the #Sur district of #Diyarbakir. Homeowners were offered an average of 40,000 liras for property lost to the fighting. Now developers are building 400,000-lira houses on expropriated lands.

My report from southeast #Turkey:
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"First they ignored him. Then they laughed at him. Then they jailed him. Then he became perhaps Turkey’s most powerful leader in 80 years." My take on 'the oppressed' and who's claiming that status in a changing #Turkey.
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Over the last week, I reported from villages in southeast #Turkey, where paved roads are rare, security checkpoints are abundant and 1,090 ballot boxes are being relocated. This is what I saw ahead of the nation's pivotal elections:
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Just spotted the new transportation issue of Monocle Magazine. Inside, I wrote about #Turkey's fast developing high-speed rail network and plans to link Izmir to Sivas in 2019. The service already runs from Istanbul to Konya via Ankara, which will soon be the nation's high-speed rail hub.
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Pick up today’s Financial Times special report on Turkey for an overview of big themes facing the nation ahead of its 24 June elections. Includes articles by Laura Pitel, Fariba Nawa and others - with my photos throughout.

#Turkey #MevlutCavusoglu #Politics #Photojournalism
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In Monocle Magazine's latest Spring Weekly, I profile IYI Party leader Meral Aksener, who says #Turkey's president "can’t handle losing to woman.”

Order a copy here: https://monocle.com/shop/magazine/other/monocle-the-spring-weekly-issue-two/
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Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, has been imprisoned in Turkey for the last 18 months. He has lost 50 pounds in jail and has passed long periods locked up by himself. This is my deep dive into his story, worsening US-Turkey relations, and talks of retaliatory sanctions on Capitol Hill.

#Turkey #AndrewBrunson #Erdogan #Journalism
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Construction of the Ilisu dam is nearing completion. A new reservoir will soon begin to form in southeast Turkey that will submerge the ancient settlement of Hasankeyf, where some long-time residents and merchants will not get state relocation assistance.

#Hasankeyf #IlisuDam #Turkey #Photojournalism
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A breakdown of the good, the bad, and the innovative when it comes to #refugee education in #Turkey, a country hosting more than one million Syrian children - many of whom are likely to stay long-term.
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