EA’s Political WorldView Podcast: The Guantanamo and Turkey Edition

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PHOTO: A 2010 protest over British resident Shaker Aamer, held in Guantanamo Bay for 13 years (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty)


This week’s Political WorldView podcast uses the release of British resident Shaker Aamer, after a 13-year detention in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, to consider the wider issues. Why has President Obama never fulfilled his promise to shut Camp X-Ray? Will those wrongly held and tortured ever receive compensation or at least an apology — and will there ever be a reckoning to protect justice and rights?

Later the panel — the University of Birmingham’s Adam Quinn, Christalla Yakinthou, and Scott Lucas — pore over the results from Turkey’s election, which gave an unexpected Parliamentary majority to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his AKP party. Is there any hope in the outcome, both at home and abroad?

In between, there are the Numbers of the Week, moving from Iraq through Saudi Arabia and Cyprus to Syria.

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