The Foreign Desk

Where is President Erdoğan going with this?

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18 July 2020

Episode 341

30 minutes


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​The Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul, a Unesco World Heritage site, has been turned back into a mosque. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, announced the decision last week after a court annulled the site’s museum status. But what is he trying to achieve? And how can the world engage with Turkey without alienating it? Andrew Mueller is joined by Mustafa Akyol, Hannah Lucinda Smith and Ayla Jean Yackley.

18 July 2020

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