Zeitgeist Turkey | Episode 5: The real reasons behind why President Erdoğan could not let Interior Minister Soylu leave
The resignation attempt of Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on April 12 taking full responsibility for the chaos triggered by a disordered and late announcement of country's first weekend curfew shed light on the power struggle within the ruling party. Duvar English’s editor-in-chief Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki analyze the motives behind Soylu's power play and President Erdoğan's reasons for not letting him go.
Zeitgeist Turkey | Episode 4: How a 48-hour curfew announcement triggered political fallout in Ankara
Turkish government's sudden decision on April 10 to declare a 48-hour curfew for 31 major cities triggered panic and chaos pushing thousands of Turks to rush to stores on a Friday night for last-minute purchases. Duvar English’s editor-in-chief Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki look for answers to how Ankara's failure to manage the crisis might affect the power struggle in Turkey?
In the second episode of 'Turkey: The Long View' Luke Frostick talks with Istanbul-based Russian foreign policy expert and independent geo-analyst Yörük Işık about the state of shipping in the Bosphorus and how a new canal might impact it. Frostick's second guest for the same topic is the environment and energy specialist Önder Algedik.
The nationwide coronavirus donation campaign launched by President Tayyip Erdoğan and the block placed by the Ministry of Interior over municipalities of Istanbul and Ankara in order to prevent them from holding separate donation campaigns are among salient items of this week's episode. Duvar English's editor-in-chief Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki look for answers to why the Turkish government still persists in not calling a total lockdown in major cities, especially in Istanbul.
In the second episode of ‘Zeitgeist Turkey’, Duvar English’s Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki talk about the the shortfalls of the economic shield package of the government and survival mode in Turkish society set off by the coronavirus outbreak. They also discuss the political implications of sudden removal of the Transport Minister from his post following mounting criticism for holding the first tender for controversial Kanal Istanbul project last week.
In the first episode of Turkey: The long view Luke Frostick talks with Director Ozan Açıktan about the TV show Atiye and Archeologist Lee Clare about the Archeological site at Göbekli Tepe.
Twice a month Luke Frostick will break away from the news cycle to take deep dives into Turkish politics and culture by talking to experts on all things in Turkey. In the first episode, Luke Frostick talks with Turkish director Ozan Açıktan about the TV show Atiye (The Gift) and Archeologist Lee Clare about the Archeological site at Göbekli Tepe.
In the first episode of ‘Zeitgeist Turkey’, Duvar English’s Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki discuss the political and economic implications of the coronavirus outbreak in Turkey. How is President Erdoğan’s government managing the crisis? Is the Turkish society taking the health risks seriously?
Duvar English is pleased to announce a new series of podcasts on the state of Turkey, hosted by Cansu Çamlıbel and Can Selçuki. 'Zeitgeist Turkey' will be coming to you weekly from Istanbul. Our first episode will be online on March 23, next Monday. Stay tuned.