Turkey scholar Howard Eissenstat on the dynamics of Erdogan’s enduring success / Amberin Zaman / AL-MONITOR

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In the latest episode of Amberin Zaman’s podcast « On the Middle East, » Howard Eissenstat offers insight on the results of Sunday’s runoff election in Turkey, and discusses what lies ahead for Erdogan’s next term.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was just re-elected president even though pollsters predicted that his rival would win. 

Turkey scholar Howard Eissenstat says that Erdogan, the country’s most skilled politician in modern times, is a master at reading the nation’s pulse. But can he sustain his rule in the midst of a failing economy and prevail in critical local elections that are to be held next year? By Amberin Zaman in Al-Monitor on May 31, 2023. 

Listen to the full episode here.

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