Not so long ago, Turkey appeared to be the model: a Muslim-majority nation that was becoming free, democratic and prosperous; a NATO ally; a friend of America and Europe.
Today, all of that is very much in doubt. To discuss Turkey’s trajectory in the aftermath of elections that have strengthened the hand of the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, FDD president and Foreign Podicy host Clifford D. May is joined by former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman, FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir and FDD research analyst Merve Tahiroglu.
Erdogan's Re-election Win Gives Him Vastly Expanded Powers in Turkey
– Carlotta Gall; The New York Times
Turkish Elections: A Win That Cannot Be Stolen
– Aykan Erdemir; FDD Policy Brief
Erdogan’s Hostage Diplomacy: Why We Need a Transatlantic Response
– Aykan Erdemir and Eric S. Edelman; The Globalist
Erdogan’s Hostage Diplomacy: Western Nationals in Turkish Prisons
– Aykan Erdemir and Eric S. Edelman; FDD Research