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Turkey: Democracy and Crisis

What future for Turkey, facing insecurity at home and conflict abroad?

Turkey straddles the divide between Europe and Asia and is seen as a key ally against the rise of islamist extremism. Yet Turkey is at the same time facing its own potentially destabilising political and security crises. In the week of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Newshour Extra takes an in-depth look at the multiple crises facing Turkey, so important to the stability of Europe and the west. Join the BBC’s former Turkey correspondent, Chris Morris and his guests as they discuss the country’s multiple crises and why they matter to Europe’s stability and the future of the western military alliance.

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50 minutes

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Sat 21 Jan 2017 04:06GMT


Firdevs Robinson - London-based writer and broadcaster on Turkey

Sinan Karsiyaka - a member of the youth branch of President Erdogan's governing AK party

Aykan Erdemir - a former MP with the secular opposition Republican People's Party. Currently a senior fellow at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington DC

Also taking part:

Murat Ozdemir - UK representative of Turkey's Investment Support and Promotion Agency

Michael Harris - Turkey financial analyst. Head of Research at Renaissance Capital

Daniel Kawczynski - British Conservative MP and member of parliamentary delegation to Turkey meeting President Erdogan and senior officials.


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