Independent Thinking: Turkey election special: Where next for Turkish foreign policy?

Episode 28 of our weekly podcast examines the outcome of the final round of Turkey’s presidential election.

Audio Updated 16 October 2023 Published 2 June 2023 34 minute listen

On the podcast this week we look at the outcome of the final round of Turkey’s presidential election. Despite the polls showing him behind, and amid a devastating earthquake and an economy in crisis, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was re-elected as Turkey’s president, winning by 52 per cent of the vote.

In the last episode we looked at what Erdoğan’s re-election might mean for Turkey’s democracy and economy, this week we discuss what five more years of Erdoğan’s foreign policy means for the country.

Joining Leslie Vinjamuri on the show this week to unpack all these questions is Galip Dalay,  associate fellow with the Chatham House Middle East and North Africa Programme, Sinem Adar,  an associate researcher for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, and Dimitar Bechev from the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies.

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Independent Thinking is a weekly international affairs podcast hosted by our director Bronwen Maddox, in conversation with leading policymakers, journalists, and Chatham House experts providing insight on the latest international issues.

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