Editor: Azra Ceylan

Duvar English’s editor-in-chief Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster Can Selçuki are joined by Robert Bosch Academy’s Galip Dalay in Berlin to discuss the impact of Turkish government’s recent domestic policy moves on Ankara’s international relations. They look for answers to whether there is any possibility that Turkey’s relations with the West might change for the better any time soon.

The conversion of Hagia Sophia back into a mosque, when analyzed together with the demand of some government circles to withdraw from the Council of Europe’s convention on preventing and combating violence against women and the passage of a recent law which carries the potential to turn social media in Turkey into an open prison, raised suspicions regarding President Erdoğan’s game plan.

In this week’s episode Cansu Çamlıbel and Can Selçuki together with Turkish policy expert Galip Dalay focus on how Ankara’s foreign policy would be affected by the hardliner policies President Erdoğan has been resorting to in the last couple of months.

This podcast was prepared with support from Heinrich Böll Stiftung’s Turkey Representation.