Sinem Adar, Hürcan Aslı Aksoy

Turkey’s foreign policy between domestic dynamics and international interests

SWP Podcast 2021/eP 06, April 2021

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Sinem Adar
Hürcan Aslı Aksoy

Turkish foreign policy has changed considerably in recent years and has become increasingly aggressive. Esme Nicholson talks with Sinem Adar and Hürcan Aslı Aksoy on how domestic political dynamics shape Ankara’s foreign relations with Europe.

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