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. This photo is part of my latest report for IRIN News from southeast Turkey.
“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 piece for The Atlantic on ‘the oppressed’ and who’s claiming that status in a changing Turkey.
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.
Ankara, Turkey – © Diego Cupolo 2018
Nice to see my photo of El Yunque Rain Forest for this Puerto Rico travel piece in New York Magazine.
Diyarbakir, Turkey – © Diego Cupolo 2018
Sur, Diyarbakir, Turkey – © Diego Cupolo 2018
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. Get the magazine here.
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.
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 Atlantic Magazine report on his story, worsening US-Turkey relations, and talks of retaliatory sanctions on capitol hill,