Heading into the tiebreaker after a very tight first round, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has emerged as the clear winner in Turkey’s presidential election.
After overcoming his biggest political challenge yet, he hopes his third term will further tighten his grip on power.
Opponents expressed disappointment at a poll that clearly reflected deep political divisions in the country.
As an important player between the East and the West, Turkey has complicated relations, for example, NATO member countries also maintain good relations with Russia.
So what can we expect from President Erdogan’s third term?
What does this mean for his country’s international relations?
host: Stupid Bah Thibault
Helin Sari Ertem – Associate Professor of International Relations, Medniyet University, Istanbul
Ben Aris – Founder and Editor-in-Chief, BNE IntelliNews
Onur Erim – Political Advisor and President, Dragoman Strategies