The Turkey Paradox: Understanding Erdogan [Episode 53]


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By Altamar, Peter Schechter, and Muni Jensen. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Understanding President Erdogan’s military offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria requires a breakdown of Turkey’s politics, internal strife and shifting identity. Ece Temelkuran, renowned Turkish journalist and author of How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship, joined Altamar just before the momentous developments. Temelkuran shows how “Erdogan treated an illness in Turkey with another illness,” the origins of his Middle East policies, and why the strongman ruler still needs a popularity boost.

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