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What are the new Turkish government’s foreign policy priorities?

President Erdogan’s third term sees him placed in a unique position between NATO and Russia.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s return to power in Turkey means a crucial player in European and Middle East geopolitics remains in place for another five years.

A flexible approach and pragmatism sometimes place him in a unique position: Turkey has NATO’s second-largest military, but is the only member enjoying cordial relations with Russia.

So what to expect from Erdogan’s third term?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Dmitry Babich – political analyst, Rossiya Segodnya news agency

Seda Demiralp – associate professor, Isik University, Istanbul

Steven Erlanger – New York Times chief diplomatic correspondent in Europe