4. Ponto x IIP Podcast: “Elections in Turkey – A New Approach to Domestic and Foreign Policy?“


The fourth episode of the “Peace Matters” Podcast from Ponto and the International Institute for Peace has  has been released: “Elections in Turkey – A New Approach to Domestic and Foreign Policy?“

In this episode, we delve into the initial outcomes of Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections and examine their significance for both Turkey’s internal affairs and its relations with other countries. We closely analyze the election campaigns, the state of media freedom, the intricate obstacles faced by the incoming government, such as the aftermath of the devastating February earthquake. Additionally, we briefly explore Turkey’s future involvement in the ongoing armed conflicts in neighboring Syria and Ukraine.


Renan Akyavas, former Programme Coordinator at the International Press Institute based in Vienna. She previously worked as editor-in-chief of Central European University´s Human Rights Journal and as a research assistant at Boğaziçi University.

Gabriel Hartmann is a freelance journalist, who worked for the Austrian newspaper ZackZack Türkiye programme. He studied Oriental and Arabic Studies at the Institute for Oriental Studies in Vienna and is currently completing a Master’s programme in Arab World Studies.


Julius Seidenader, Board member at Ponto

The episode was recorded on May 15

Other Links:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/09FlrbyhMajIuGEFDkiHUX

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/peace-matters/id1673740745



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