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In this episode of the Brussels Report podcast, BrusselsReport.eu 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
"Erdogan has been losing support since the 2018 elections". For the next elections, "according to the new Presidential system, #Erdogan will need a majority, 50%+1, making his job much more complicated, because in the past even 35% was enough to be the ruling party"-@murat_seyrek
— BrusselsReport.EU (@brussels_report) September 17, 2021
— Demir Murat Seyrek (@murat_seyrek) June 7, 2021
For the entire talk: https://t.co/o1PmWO99YE
— Deep Dive Politics (@dive_politics) April 17, 2021