Friday, October 27, 2023

Erdogan’s Re-Election Chances: Will He Win Again?


The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has received a much-needed endorsement from a nationalist party leader. Erdogan has defined an entire era of Turkish politics, while his challenger, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, is his polar opposite in both personality and politics. As the closely fought run-off approaches, both candidates are seeking support from nationalist groups to expand their bases. However, the question remains: will this strategy make a difference, and what impact will it have on Turkey’s future? In this discussion, hosted by Mohammed Jamjoom, Mehmet Celik, Editorial Coordinator at the Daily Sabah newspaper, Burak Dalgin, Vice Chairman of the opposition Democracy and Progress Party, and Tarik Oguzlu, Professor of International Relations and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Arts at Istanbul Aydın University, explore the potential consequences of this political maneuvering.

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