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Analysis & Commentary - Aykan Erdemir

Aykan Erdemir's Latest Broadcasts

18th April 2018 – BBC


Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir joins BBC's Newsday to discuss the snap elections in Turkey announced recently by President Erdogan. more...

17th April 2018 – CBN News

CBN News

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir joins CBN to discuss the recent trial for US Pastor Andrew Brunson and the results following the hearing. more...

16th April 2018 – ARTI TV

Arti Haber

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir appeared live on ARTI TV's News Hour to discuss the Andrew Brunson case and Erdogan's hostage diplomacy. more...

15th March 2018 – CBN News

CBN News

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir joins CBN to discuss Turkey's plans to partner with surround Muslim nations for a joint military operation against Israel. more...

1st March 2018 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir joins the John Batchelor Show to discuss the relationship between the US, Turkey, and Russia. more...

20th February 2018 – VOA Georgian

VOA Georgian

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir joins VOA to discuss the development of US-Turkey relations in Georgia. more...

22nd January 2018 – Alhurra


Aykan Erdemir

Turkish forces face fierce resistance from the Kurds north-west of Afrin, a scene that raises many questions and scenarios about the future of the Turkish-Kurdish relationship in the context of open and permanent confrontation between the two parties for decades, which is inseparable from observers of historical and regional contexts. more...

21st January 2018 – K24


Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Senior Fellow Aykan Erdemir discusses the Turkish operation against Syrian Kurds in Afrin on K24. more...

21st January 2018 – CGTN America

The World Today

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir discusses Turkey's "Operation Olive Branch" on CGTN America's The World Today. more...

19th January 2018 – VOA Persia

VOA Persia

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu, Mark Dubowitz, Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Mark Dubowitz, Jonathan Schanzer, Aykan Erdemir and Merve Tahiroglu discuss the greatest sanctions evasion scheme in recent history on VOA Persia. more...

17th January 2018 – Foreign Podicy

Podcast: Busted! Iran, Turkey and the Largest Sanctions-Evasion Scheme in Modern History

Clifford D. May, Jonathan Schanzer, Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

It was likely the largest sanctions-evasion scheme in modern history, involving top state officials from both Ankara and Tehran. more...

16th January 2018 – Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir joins Australian Broadcasting Corp. to discuss President Erdogan's thoughts on the plans for a US-led coalition border force in Syria. more...

10th January 2018 – i24 News

The Rundown

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir joins The Rundown to discuss Turkey and Russia. more...

30th September 2017 – i24 News

Strictly Security

Aykan Erdemir

FDD seior fellow Aykan Erdemir discuss the Kurdish referendum for independence on Strictly Security on i24 News. more...

29th September 2017 – CGTN

The Heat

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir joins a discussion on Kurdistan’s independence referendum on CGTN's The Heat. more...

26th September 2017 – WORLD Radio

The World and Everything In It

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow Aykan Erdemir discusses the teaching of jihad to school children in Turkey. more...

26th September 2017 – i24 News

Special Edition

Aykan Erdemir

FDD senior fellow joins i24 News to discuss the Kurdish referendum. more...

26th September 2017 – SBS Radio Turkish

SBS Radio Turkish

Aykan Erdemir

A former member of the Turkish Parliament Aykan Erdemir is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in USA. Mr Erdemir is talking on Iraqi Kurds' independence referendum and Turkeys anxieties. more...

12th September 2017 – BBC World Service


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...