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Ivanka the diplomat

Trump picks a Twitter fight with the British Ambassador to the US. Iran revs up its uranium enrichment. New polling about the Iran deal. High five diplomacy with the North Koreans. Updates on protest movements in Sudan and Hong Kong. Russia’s role in peddling the Seth Rich conspiracy. Introducing America’s chief diplomat, Ivanka Trump, and a 2020 foreign policy update. Then Turkish journalist Ece Temelkuran joins to discuss Turkey’s slow descent into authoritarianism and the parallels around the world.

Show Notes

Ece Temelkuran

  • WaPo: “Think autocracy is ‘impossible’ here? Look at Turkey.”
  • The Guardian: “From Tahrir to Trump: nationalism has hijacked the hope of the people”
  • The Star: BOOK EXCERPT: “‘How dare you! How dare you!’ A Turkish novelist fights back against the populist Erdogan government”
  • LitHub: “Ece Temelkuran on Erdogan, Trump, and the Banality of Evil.”
  • Irish Times: ‘What happened to Turkey is coming towards you. This political insanity is global’

Turkey Update

  • BBC: Turkey’s Erdogan fires central bank chief Murat Cetinkaya
  • BBC: Turkey threatens Libyan strongman Haftar as six citizens detained
  • BBC: Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey’s pugnacious president
  • BBC: Turkey Istanbul vote: Opposition celebrates victory
  • BBC: EU warns Turkey of sanctions for Cyprus drilling
  • BBC: US gives Turkey ultimatum on Russian missiles
  • NYT: Turkey’s Crackdown on Academics Represses History Once Again
  • NYT: In Firing Central Bank Chief, Turkey’s Leader Trades Credibility for Growth
  • NYT: Istanbul’s New Mayor Quickly Emerges as a Rival to Erdogan
  • NYT: U.N. Expert Calls for International Investigation Into Khashoggi Killing
  • NYT: How a Message of Unity and Mistakes by Erdogan Tipped the Istanbul Election
  • NYT: A New Dawn in Turkey After Erdogan Loses Istanbul

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