In conversation: The Conundrum of Hardline Erdogan’s Popular Appeal

The failed military coup in Turkey demonstrates the power which President Erdogan wields in the country. His theocratic regime, despite receiving heavy criticism from global commentators for its authoritarian characteristics and despite the pro-democracy and secularist foundations with which the nation was built on, harnesses popular support.

How was the social tide turned in Turkey? What impact does major political instability in this geographically strategic country have for the western powers? Dr John Bruni discusses this and Erdogan’s popular appeal on Radio Adelaide.

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