By Aaron Stein
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A show about Turkish and regional politics.
||CleanTurkey’s Uncertain Election: Why Anything Can Happen on Sunday, June 24th||Turkish voters head to the polls on June 24th to vote for the country’s future president and members of parliament. The election outcome is uncertain and hinges on the complicated interplay between two main political coalitions and...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIdlib Intervention||What the hell is going on in Idlib? Turkey has sent troops into a sliver of territory in northwestern Syria to monitor a tripartite deescalation zone, as part of the Astana process. The terms of the agreement are murky, the reasons the actors agreed...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnergy Politics: Turkey’s Troubles with Erbil and Baghdad||Turkey and the KRG have a complicated energy relationship. Ankara is the KRG’s main conduit for oil exports and, up until about a week ago, was the KRG’s most important ally in its squabbles with Baghdad. Now the tables have turned and the Turks...||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Kurdish Referendum||The Kurdish referendum is going forward, despite most of the world opposing the non-binding vote on the independence question. The pro-independence campaign will win, but what will the fall out be? Is Iraq destined for more violence? What about...||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Politics (as usual?)||After a lengthy hiatus, the Turkey Wonk podcast is back. In the inaugural episode, Aaron speaks with Laura Pitel, an Ankara-based journalist. The conversation touched on all things Turkish politics since the April referendum and the current state of...||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Essentially listening on Turkey
This is one of the few shows offering an engaging and informed take on events in Turkey. Fun to listen to, but also fills a major gap in the information space.