Turkey: An Unreliable Ally?

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As Turkey continues to face a deteriorating security environment, The Cipher Brief sat down with Aykan Erdemir, a former member of the Turkish parliament and a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, to discuss Turkey’s political direction. According to Erdemir, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken Turkey down a path toward authoritarianism, and Erdogan’s flip-flopping policies have earned Turkey a reputation as an “unreliable ally.”

The Cipher Brief: With Turkey facing an increasingly tense security situation and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gaining strength, where do you see Turkey headed in the short-term?

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