President Erdoğan met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on wednesday where the two heads of state had a closed-door meeting in Sochi, Russia. Our guest tonight is co-author of the book ‘’Turkey Between the United States and Russia’’ Doctor of Political Sciences Emre Erşen.
Continuing on with domestic politics, election season is fast approaching. The People’s Democratic Party (HDP), a majority ethnic Kurdish party has just released their party platform that emphasizes A Call to Justice, A Call to Democracy, A Call to Peace, signaling that they are open to dialogue for solving the Kurdish problem.
In other news, the rent crisis in Turkey continues. Real estate figures have rent prices increasing by 50% in major cities amid the pandemic. But it’s not just your average renters that are suffering. As face-to-face education resumes in Turkey, thousands of university students find themselves without homes.