The Foreign Desk

What's eating Erdogan?

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6 April 2019

Episode 274

30 minutes


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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared last weekend's local elections to be about the ‘survival of the nation’. That was until his ruling AK party suffered its biggest defeats in years. Votes are still being counted and the results are still contested – by Erdogan, anyway. Are his hitherto loyal followers starting to tire of his nationalist fear-mongering? Andrew Mueller is joined by Ayla Jean Yackley, Rebecca Vincent and Fadi Hakura.

6 April 2019

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