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Smart Take | What President Erdogan’s Re-Election Means for the Future of Turkey

June 1, 20232:14

James Jeffrey, Chair of the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program, talks about the implications of President Tayyip Erdogan’s recent electoral victory. He discusses why many Turkish voters did not vote for change and what the upcoming domestic and foreign policy challenges are likely to be.


James F. Jeffrey

James F. Jeffrey

Chair of the Middle East Program, Slater Family Distinguished Fellow;
Former ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS
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The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform US foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more