Our guests in This Week in Turkey are Prof. Dr. Mine Eder and Dr. Evren Çelik-Wiltse, discussing the landmark decision by President Erdogan that removed the very rector he himself appointed 6 months ago, Melih Bulu. The protests that were sparked by his appointment earlier this year, sparked protests nationwide that led to detentions and arrests of many students. In politics, Erdoğan visited the majority ethnic Kurdish province of Diyarbakır, which struck many as puzzling as the favorability of AKP and Erdoğan alike were thought to be inexistent in the region, due to AKP’s alliance with MHP, the nationalist movement party which has been historically staunchly anti-Kurdish. In economy, The Turkish Statistical institute released their numbers on industrial production and unemployment, which appears only mildly optimistic. Lake Tuz, the second largest lake in Turkey is suffering a severe drought, caused by agricultural land transformation, which has left many flamingos dead on it’s lakebed.
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