Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Erdogan’s Media Control and Turkish Elections


In just 24 minutes and 25 seconds, this video discusses how President Erdogan’s strong media presence helped him win Turkey’s tightly contested election and advance to a run-off. The video also explores whether the media is exacerbating the divide between China and America. As Erdogan nears re-election in the second round, the video asks what the future holds for Turkish journalism. The discussion features Mustafa Akyol from the Cato Institute, Ravza Kavakci Kan from the AK Party, Seren Selvin Korkmaz from the IstanPol Institute and Stockholm University, and Güney Yildiz, a researcher and analyst.

The video also covers the recent closure of elPeriódico, an investigative magazine in Guatemala that clashed with those in power. Additionally, it examines the media’s role in the ongoing tensions between China and the United States, featuring insights from Kaiser Kuo of Sinica Podcast, Lizzi Lee of Wall Street TV, and Einar Tangen of Taihe Institute and Asia Narratives.

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