Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

Once seen as a model of democracy, Turkey may be slipping toward autocracy. Critics charge that President Recip Tayyip Erdogan used a failed coup d’état in 2016 as a means of consolidating power  –  power he says is necessary to secure the state.  Great Decisions producers traveled to Turkey to examine the relationship with this key U.S. ally.

Featured Guests:

  • Elliot Ackerman, Author
  • Akarca Mehmet, Director General of Press and Information, Republic of Turkey
  • Mustafa Aykol, Writer and Journalist, Al-Monitor
  • Pat Buchanan, Presidential Assistant
  • Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Professor of Politics, NYU
  • Soner Cagaptay, Author, the New Sultan & Sr. Fellow, Washington Inst. for Near East Policy
  • Steven Cook, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Nicholas Danforth,Historian, Senior Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Howard Eissenstat, Associate Prof., St. Lawrence University Sr. Non-Resident Fellow, POMED
  • Lisel Hintz, Assistant Professor, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
  • Amb. James F. Jeffrey, Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey
  • Saban Kardas, Assistant Prof-International Relations, TOBB University Ankara
  • Alan Makovsky, Snr. Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Asli Peker, Prof.-International Relations Program, NYU
  • Alina Polyakova, Director of Research-Europe and Eurasia, Atlantic Council
  • Noah Rothman, Associate Editor, Commentary Magazine
  • Mesut Zeybek, Wounded in July 15, 2016 coup attempt