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12th September 2017 – BBC World Service

Newshour

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir joins Newshour on BBC World Service to talk about the recent weapons deal between Turkey and Russia. more...

8th September 2017 – Medyascope TV

This Week in Turkey

Aykan Erdemir

Aykan Erdemir on former Turkish minister's involvement in the Zarrab case. more...

24th August 2017 – i24 News

Crossroads

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir joins Crossroads on i24 News to discuss the Kurdish referendum more...

1st August 2017 – BBC World News

World News Today

Aykan Erdemir

FDD Senior Fellow Aykan Erdemir talks about mass trials in Turkey. more...

15th July 2017 – CGTN

The World Today

Aykan Erdemir

CGTN's Susan Roberts spoke with former Turkish Parliament member and FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir, one year after the failed coup in Turkey. more...

14th July 2017 – War on the Rocks

WarCast

Aykan Erdemir

As a former member of Turkish parliament and a respected academic, Aykan Erdemir has important views on what last year's coup attempt did to Turkey and how President Erdogan used the episode to solidify his authoritarian hold on power. Ryan Evans spoke with him to mark tomorrow's anniversary of the attempted putsch, which killed 249 people. Erdemir is a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. more...

11th July 2017 – News Radio WINA

The Schilling Show

Aykan Erdemir

Senior Fellow of Foundation for Defense of Democracies Dr. Aykan Erdemir calls in to share points on Historic relationship between US and Turkey, Erdogan, and Possibility of removal from NATO. more...

9th June 2017 – Global Journalist

Turkey’s Dying Democracy

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir discusses Turkey's "democracy" and its prospects for the future. more...

18th May 2017 – Syndicated

Buck Sexton with America Now

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD Senior Vice President Jonathan Schanzer discusses Erdogan's visit to DC. more...

17th May 2017 – CGTN

The Heat

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir comments on Erdogan's visit to the White House. more...

17th May 2017 – CBN

CBN News

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir discusses Erdogan's visit with Trump. more...

16th May 2017 – EWTN

Nightly News

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir comments on Erdogan meeting Trump, and Turkey's reaction to US arming Syrian Kurds. more...

12th May 2017 – ABC News

The World

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Ayakn Erdemir discusses Turkey's response to US decision to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters. more...

10th May 2017 – WMAL 105.9 FM

Mornings on the Mall

Clifford D. May

FDD president and founder Clifford D. May discusses Lavrov to meet with Trump and the US to arm Syrian Kurds. more...

21st April 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Aykan Erdemir

FDD Senior Fellow Dr. Aykan Erdemir discussed Turkey's recent referendum. more...

18th April 2017 – Kurdistan24 English

K24

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir discusses KRG-Turkey relations after referendum. more...

18th April 2017 – CNB News

Erdogan’s Enhanced Powers ‘Terrible News’ for Turkish Christians

Aykan Erdemir

By weakening Turkey's democracy, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ensured the continued erosion of conditions for Christians, Jews and other religious minorities in the Muslim majority nation. more...

17th April 2017 – AM 970 The Answer

The Joe Piscopo Show

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir discusses the passing of Turkey's referendum. more...

17th April 2017 – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Markets

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir discusses the Turkish referendum's effect on the markets. more...

17th April 2017 – ABC News

RN Breaking News

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir discusses the Turkish referendum and it falling short of international standards. more...

Experts

Jonathan Schanzer

Senior Vice President

John Hannah

Senior Counselor

Aykan Erdemir

Senior Fellow

turkey

Merve Tahiroglu

Research Associate

Events

7th April 2017 - 12:00 PM

The ‘New Turkey’ and its Discontents

On April 16, Turkey will hold a historic referendum to determine the future of its democracy. After 14 years in power, Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to cement his one-man rule and shield himself from political and legal challenges. But Erdogan’s hold on power is not a certainty. Following widespread domestic protests, embarrassing graft probes, and last summer’s failed coup attempt, Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP)-led government is now perceived by many to be increasingly corrupt and authoritarian.

21st July 2016 - 12:00 PM

After the Failed Coup: Prospects for Turkish Stability and the U.S.-Turkey Alliance

In light of this weekend's failed coup attempt and the ongoing instability in Turkey, FDD hosted a timely lunch conversation on Thursday, July 21 at 12:00pm with director of the Wilson Center's Middle East Program Henri Barkey; former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman; former Turkish MP Aykan Erdemir;  and founding director of The Middle East Institute’s Center for Turkish Studies Gönül Tol. The conversation was moderated by John Hannah.