In the second episode of 'Turkey: The Long View' Luke Frostick delves into the debate over Kanal Istanbul.
Frostick first 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.
He also speaks with Önder Algedik, an environmental specialist and also a columnist for Duvar English, about the impact the canal will have on Istanbul.
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