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Turkey Podcast: What Happens Now?

Turkey Podcast: What Happens Now?
January 02
23:41 2017

PHOTO: Mourners at one of the funerals of victims of Sunday’s shootings at an Istanbul nightclub


I spent Monday doing interviews with BBC outlets considering the significance of Sunday’s shootings at an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people

The conversations on BBC Breakfast TV, BBC World TV, and BBC Radio Foyle put the actions of the lone gunman, and the subsequent claim of responsibility into wider internal and external contexts. There is the decades of conflict around the Kurdish question. There are the consequences of the Syrian conflict. And there is President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s quest for expanded power and the challenges that it faces.

Listen to discussion on BBC Radio Foyle

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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