Soner Cagaptay joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss the future of Turkish politics and democracy, Turkey’s role in the NATO alliance, and why the U.S. should care about relations with Ankara. Cagaptay is a senior fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He has written extensively on Turkish politics and U.S.-Turkish relations and is the author of "Erdogan’s Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East."
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