The Heat: Turkiye Election

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Turkiye is headed for a presidential runoff. 

Voters in Turkiye will be heading back to the ballot box at the end of May to decide who they want as their next president. Longtime leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan fell just short of the 50% required to win outright after a weekend election.  

Joining the discussion: 

  • Melda Dogan is an independent journalist. 
  • Hakan Camuz is the director of international law at Stoke White law firm in London and he’s a commentator on Turkish politics.
  • Giran Ozcan is the Executive Director of the Kurdish Peace Institute. 
  • Yenal Kucuker is a regional vice-president for the Assembly of Turkish American Associations.