What’s Next After Turkey’s Elections?


With national elections taking place in Turkey, the stakes could hardly be higher as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his rival, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, battle for the presidency.

The Center for the National Interest invited two leading foreign affairs analysts to discuss the elections on Sunday, May 14.

—Henri Barkey is the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen professor in international relations at Lehigh University and has served on the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff.

—Dennis Ross is the William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He has served as special Middle East Coordinator under President Bill Clinton and as Director of Policy Planning at the State Department under President George H. W. Bush.

Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of The National Interest, moderated the discussion.