Turkey Wonk

A show about Turkish and regional politics.

http://turkeywonk.com

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Turkish Aerospace: A Deep Dive


Turkey has poured a lot of money into its indigenous defense industry. To talk about the state of Turkish aerospace, Aaron spoke to Tony Osborne, London Bureau Chief at Aviation Week, about Ankara’s indigenous development programs,...


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 31 July 2018  49m
 
 

Turkish Elections: What Just Happened?


The Turkish elections surprised most observers. No one doubted that Recep Tayyip Erdogan would win, but few expected the far right MHP to maintain support and win more than 11% of the vote. What just happened? What does it all mean? To break it all...


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 02 July 2018  46m
 
 

Turkey and the F-35


Turkey and the F-35 has made a lot of news in the past few weeks. First, Turkey had an interesting cultural display at the Lockheed ceremony in Fort Worth.   Second, the Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act included...


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 27 June 2018  32m
 
 

Turkey’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...


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 20 June 2018  50m
 
 

Idlib 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...


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 16 October 2017  55m
 
 

Energy 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...


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 05 October 2017  42m
 
 

The 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...


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 21 September 2017  38m
 
 

New 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...


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 11 September 2017  41m
 
 
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