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Diego Cupolo
Journalist, photographer, permanent immigrant based in Ankara, Turkey. Work in
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The Associated Press Aug 16
BREAKING: Israel says it received and granted a request by U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib to visit West Bank on humanitarian grounds.
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Diego Cupolo Aug 16
Weekend reading: analyzes Turkish-Kurdish tensions, saying "because the cost of the conflict is so high, the incentives should be strong to de-escalate, and the concessions that could markedly improve the atmosphere are easy to identify."
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The New York Times Aug 15
Replying to @nytimes
Update: Israel will not allow 2 Democratic congresswomen to visit the West Bank, the deputy foreign minister said on Israeli radio. President Trump had urged the country to ban the representatives in an extraordinary step to punish his political rivals.
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Diego Cupolo Aug 15
"US sanctions, which were strengthened this month, threaten institutions that do business with ." Still, Ziraat's decision surprised "Venezuela's Central Bank, as Turkish Pres. Erdogan has repeatedly expressed his support for Pres. Maduro."
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Diego Cupolo Aug 15
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9. The use of a Volkswagen Transporter van has been documented in past cases of enforced disappearances, but it is not the only vehicle used in such operations. More information here:
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Diego Cupolo Aug 15
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7. On July 28, five months after their disappearances, relatives of Kaya, Ugan, Irmak and Zeybek learned they were being held in the Anti-Terrorism Branch of the Ankara Police HQ. 8. After 12 days in custody, the four men were remanded in prison on pre-trial detention on Aug 10.
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Diego Cupolo Aug 15
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6. Lawyers may have been present when the four men gave their individual statements to prosecutors. The identity of the lawyers remains unknown and they have not been in contact with the detainees' family members.
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Diego Cupolo Aug 15
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4. Acc to , the wife of Erkan Irmak, "saw her husband led away by two people after he had left their home" in Istanbul the evening of Feb 16. 5. Salim Zeybek was last seen by his wife in the custody of security forces on Feb 21 in Edirne. (Source: )
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Diego Cupolo Aug 15
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3. On Feb 13, Ozgur Kaya and Yasin Ugan were detained together in Ankara. Several witnesses saw them being led away by "a large number of plain-clothed and uniformed police." After the event, police officers questioned the owner of the house where they were staying.
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Diego Cupolo Aug 15
Replying to @esinclairwebb
Additional notes on the missing individuals and detainees that didn't make the article: 1. Evidence cited in Mustafa Yilmaz's conviction for FETO membership includes a Bank Asya account and a ByLock app profile. 2. Gokhan Turkmen was last seen by his mother Feb 7 in Antalya.
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Diego Cupolo Aug 14
In January, Mustafa Yilmaz was released from prison pending appeal. A month later, he was abducted outside his home and has been missing ever since. I spoke to his wife Sumeyye & on the rise of enforced disappearances in post-coup .
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Diego Cupolo Aug 14
"Turkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara have agreed to create a safe zone, ’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday."
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Umar Farooq Aug 14
In a survey of 15,155 people, 78% said they would cancel their subscription to Netflix, BluTV and other on-demand streaming services if they are subjected to censorship by the country's Radio and Television Supreme Council
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Jack Detsch Aug 13
NEW in : The Trump administration has started scouting locations for a Syria 'safe zone.' US officials say the plan will look similar to joint military patrols with Turkey in contested Manbij.
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Diego Cupolo Aug 13
The US-Turkey joint operations center is a mechanism to buy time and stave off a possible third Turkish military incursion into . My latest with insights from and .
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Diego Cupolo Aug 12
Spoke w/ , a municipal councillor in Van who was suspended Aug 10. He was investigating the use of public funds by the state-appointed trustee that replaced him 2017-19. His story illustrates the ongoing pressure on HDP officials in
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Diego Cupolo Aug 11
Syrian army captures al-Hobeit in Idlib, its most significant advance since the offensive began 3 months ago. "Fighting on Saturday killed more than 100 fighters from both sides as the army and its allies unleashed about 2,000 air and artillery strikes."
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Diego Cupolo Aug 10
Ankara is working on plans to relocate 700,000 Syrian refugees to territories "it hopes to seize" from the US-backed SDF in NE , reports .
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Diego Cupolo Aug 9
Weekend reading with some noteworthy quotes, if true: "Acc to our info a number of times Syrian intelligence went to , and Turkey has come to . A month ago they had a meeting in Afrin,” an SDF commander told and .
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Diego Cupolo Aug 9
"Turkey received around $1 billion worth of funds from in June under a swap agreement that dates back to 2012." "The cash boosted ’s foreign reserves in an election month and at a time when they were under intense scrutiny from investors."
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