June 20, 2018 - Worries of economic downturn loom large as Turkish voters head into a critical election for the president and members of parliament on June 24. MEI’s Gonul Tol and W. Robert Pearson join host Paul Salem to analyze the choices facing voters, and the prospects for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AK party.
About Middle East Focus
Middle East Focus is a weekly podcast featuring discussion and analysis on U.S. foreign policy and contemporary political and social issues in the Middle East.
About the Host
Paul Salem is senior vice president for policy research and programs at The Middle East Institute. He focuses on issues of political change, transition, and conflict as well as the regional and international relations of the Middle East. He has a particular emphasis on the countries of the Levant and Egypt. Salem is also a musician and composer of Arabic-Brazilian jazz, including the song that plays at the beginning and end of this podcast. Find his music on iTunes.