The Brussels Report Podcast Episode 10 – with Turkey expert Demir Murat Seyrek

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In this episode of the Brussels Report podcast, editor Pieter Cleppe interviews Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek, a Senior Policy Advisor at the Brussels-based think tank European Foundation for Democracy, to discuss developments in Turkey.

In particular, the following topics are being explored:

  • The prospects for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to remain in charge after the next elections, due to take place by 2023
  • The Turkish economy and high inflation and to what extent this affects politics
  • Increased hostility against refugees in Turkey and the consequences for both the EU-Turkey deal and possible future deals to cope with migratory flows
  • Turkish relations with Russia and China, , also in the context of its purchase of the Russian S 400 missile defense systems
  • Turkish foreign interventions in Syria and Libya