The Greek Current

The Daily Roundup - Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Episode Summary

A Biden interview in which he clearly calls Turkey’s President Erdogan an “autocrat” resurfaced this weekend, sparking a backlash in Turkey. Dr. Aykan Erdemir, the Director of the Turkey Program at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former Turkish lawmaker, analyzes the reaction to this video and discusses what a Biden presidency would mean for US-Turkey relations.

Episode Notes

A Biden interview in which he clearly calls Turkey’s President Erdogan an “autocrat” resurfaced this weekend, sparking a backlash in Turkey. Dr. Aykan Erdemir, the Director of the Turkey Program at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former Turkish lawmaker, analyzes the reaction to this video and discusses what a Biden presidency would mean for US-Turkey relations. 

You can read the articles we discuss on The Daily Roundup here:

Biden video sparks backlash in Turkey

Joe Biden will be America’s most Pro-Kurdish President

Turkey is now threatening Joe Biden

Nicosia, Athens set tone for Turkey response

Cyprus says willing to engage on defining maritime zones

EU must step up response to Turkey’s ‘aggression’

Zoran Zaev to lead North Macedonia’s government again

North Macedonia's pro-Western parties reach coalition deal