Category Archives: Podcasts

Podcast: Turkey’s proxies try to sabotage upcoming elections in Libya

In this episode of Turkey Trends, I discussed the situation in Libya with Aya Burweila, a senior adviser at the Research Institute for European and American Studies. She highlighted how Turkey and its Islamist proxies and forces in war-torn Libya will do everything … Continue reading

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Podcast: A Discussion with Max Hoffman on Turkey and NATO

Reposting my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with Max Hoffman, associate director of National Security and International Policy at the Centre for American Progress (CAP). We discussed how NATO membership is a huge source of prestige for Turkey that helps … Continue reading

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Podcast: Turkey and NATO

Ahead of NATO summit in Brussels, I recorded this podcast with Steven Cook, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Aval’s Turkey Trends, on how Turkey presents a geopolitical dilemma for NATO.

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Podcast: Turkey’s crime boss Sedat Peker

Reposting my podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trend with Ryan Gingeras,  a professor of Turkish and Middle Eastern history at the Naval Postgraduate School in the United States. on crime boss Sedat Peker and his claims of corruption at the heart … Continue reading

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Turkey Trends Podcast: The latest rapprochement between Turkey and Greece

Here is my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with European affairs analyst Yannis Koutsomitis on the recent rapprochement between Turkey and Greece. Following a year of heightened tensions, Turkey and Greece have initiated joint action and cooperation on tangible projects, Turkish Foreign … Continue reading

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Podcast: Erdoğan keeping Kavala behind bars based on conspiracy theories

Here is my latest Turkey Trends Podcast for Ahval with Henri J. Barkey, an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Prof. Barkey explained how the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan … Continue reading

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Podcast: On Turkey and Israel, and the recent escalation in Gaza

Reposting my podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with Michael Koplow , Policy Director at the Israel Policy Forum in Washington D.C., on the relations between Turkey and Israel and how both Israel and Egypt seek to keep Turkey out of … Continue reading

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Podcast: Erdoğan’s neo-Ottomanism in effect with Turkey’s foreign occupation in Libya

Earlier this month, Libya’s first female foreign minister Najla Mangoush asked Turkey to cooperate in ending the presence of foreign forces in the country, a move that has prompted criticism from certain Libyan political groups. It was Islamists who attacked … Continue reading

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Podcast: Heyday of Turkey-Iran relations coming to an end

Here is my latest interview for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with Vahid Yücesoy, a PhD candidate at the University of Montreal with focus on Iran and Turkey. He highlighted how the heyday of relations between Turkey and Iran appears to be … Continue reading

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Podcast: Did talks in Geneva get closer to uniting Cyprus?

Reposting my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends on latest UN sponsored Cyprus talks with Fikri Toros, member of Turkish Cypriot TRNC parliament. Fikri Toros believes that the appetite for a just reunification exists on the Turkish Cypriot side.  “Turkish … Continue reading

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