Episode #127: Turkey Playing Chicken (feat. Diego Cupolo & Mohammed al-Khatieb)

My attempt to break down developments in Syria, amid an ongoing regime offensive in the nation’s northwest Idlib province, and Turkey’s role there on the Al Monitor podcast.

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“Because We Are Doctors”: How Syrian Health Workers Became a Target for Arrest and Torture

Physicians for Human Rights researchers interviewed 21 Syrian health workers who shared evidence linking their arrest, imprisonment, and ill-treatment to their medical work.

Find the full report on the Physicians for Human Rights website.

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Al Jazeera Stream: Are Syrian refugees being scapegoated in Turkey?

I spoke on Al Jazeera’s Stream, along with Yusuf Erim and Sarah Hunaidi, about the difficult circumstances Syrian refugees are facing in Turkey and the government response to date.

Al Monitor Podcast Episode #104: New Guy in Town feat. Diego Cupolo

I briefly outlined some of the impediments and budgetary constraints Istanbul mayor-elect Ekrem Imamoglu could face moving forward on the Al Monitor podcast.

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An Interview with Marwan Hisham

As ISIS loses its final stronghold in Syria, Ceylan Akça interviews Syrian author Marwan Hisham about ongoing events and his book “Brothers of the Gun,” in which he describes life under ISIS in his hometown of Raqqa.

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The Life of a Refugee Family Living in Mardin – 360 Video

A 360 video created for a virtual reality interface depicting the daily life of Syrian refugees living in the city of Mardin, Turkey. This film was created in collaboration with Azabache Films for the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey.

Justice Rally Held in Istanbul to Protest Ongoing Purges

Diego Cupolo reports on the Justice Rally in Istanbul, which brought together hundreds of thousands of people in protest of Turkey’s ongoing purges. Listen to the BBC World Service broadcast here.

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Global Journalist: Turkey’s Dying Democracy

A discussion of Turkey’s dying democracy and its prospects for the future featuring Diego Cupolo, an Ankara-based freelance reporter and photographer, Aykan Erdemir, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy and former opposition member of parliament, Nick Ashdown , an Istanbul-based freelance reporter, John Tures, a political scientist researching Turkish politics at LaGrange College in Georgia.

Global Journalist is University of Missouri program broadcasted by KBIA, an affiliate of NPR.

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Post-coup Politics in Turkey: Consolidating Power in a State of Emergency

Since the coup attempt on July 15, 2016, Turkey’s government has intensified its crackdown on political dissidents under an ongoing state of emergency. Thousands of activists, academics, journalists and others find themselves subject to mass purges, detentions, and political trials that have turned into witch hunts.

A panel discussion with Ceylan Akça, Diego Cupolo, and Nazan Üstündağ. Moderated by Cihan Tekay. Filmed at Verso Books in Brooklyn, January 5, 2017.

Turkey coup attempt: A brief moment of hope amid chaos

Following a night of violence on July 15, 2016, photojournalist Diego Cupolo reports on Turkey’s coup attempt during interview with CNN.