Turkey’s troubled relations with the West

A fishing boat sails in the Golden Horn.

Kemal Kirişci, TÜSİAD senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and director of the Turkey Project, discusses his new book Turkey and the West: Fault Lines in a Troubled Alliance with the director of the Brookings Institution Press Bill Finan.

Also in this episode, Stephen Hess, senior fellow emeritus in the Governance Studies program, shares an excerpt on the day President Kennedy was assassinated from his forthcoming political memoir.

Show notes:

The EU and Turkey need each other. Could upgrading the customs union be the key?

The United States and Turkey: Friends, enemies, or only interests?

On Turkey, Germany’s Merkel and Schulz are making a major strategic mistake

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producer Brennan Hoban. Additional support comes from Chris McKenna, Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Rebecca Viser, and David Nassar.

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