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Turkey Book Talk

October 22, 2019

Soner Çağaptay on Syria and Erdoğan’s Middle East quandary

Interview with William Armstrong

"Soner Çağaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on how Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria fits into President Erdoğan's broader policies in the Middle East. Çağaptay is author most recently of “Erdogan's Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East” (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury)."

BBC World

October 10, 2019

Turkey Syria offensive: Tens of thousands flee homes

Interview with Laura Trevelyan

"Turkey tolerated the United States working with the YPG, which is an offshoot of the PKK, so long as there was an ISIS threat. This changed with the defeat of ISIS."

Foreign Affairs

August 12, 2019

Erdogan’s Way: The Rise and Rule of Turkey’s Islamist Shapeshifter

By Kaya Genc

"The Gezi protests and Ankara’s isolation in the Middle East unsettled [Erdogan] who, as the scholar Soner Cagaptay writes in Erdogan’s Empire, 'had been a master of reading the global zeitgeist and responding to it with a public relations executive’s craftiness.”