As Turkey steps up air strikes and a ground offensive launched this week against Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria, we take a look at the context of Turkish domestic politics. Greg talks to Jonathan Katz about the military campaign, then Jonathan speaks to Turkey experts Lisel Hintz and Ozgur Unluhisarcikli about what’s driving President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Author, Identity Politics Inside Out: National Identity Contestation and Foreign Policy in Turkey
Director, Ankara Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs
Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power
The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard.
Lead image credit: By Mstyslav Chernov – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51156155