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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 20 July 2018

 Beyond the Headlines podcast: Turkey's future under an empowered Erdogan

In this episode, we assess the future of the Turkish government and we hear from Reem Al Hashimy the UAE's Minister of State for International Cooperation

Workers hang up a wall poster of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey. Sedat Suna / EPA
Workers hang up a wall poster of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey. Sedat Suna / EPA

With a decisive — however manufactured — election result, incumbent Turkish president Recep Tayipp Erdogan now moves forward with a mandate to form a new government in Turkey.

Though there are many questions from the opposition and humanitarian groups about the legitimacy of the democratic process, Mr Erdogan will lead Turkey for at least another five years.

How will this government take shape, with the role of prime minister being phased out and a consolidation of executive power to Erdogan's office?

In this episode of Beyond the Headlines, we assess how a newly empowered Erdogan will shape the Turkish government. We also hear from Reem Al Hashimy, the UAE's Minister of State for Humanitarian Coordination, about the UAE humanitarian effort in Yemen.

Listen below, and subscribe to Beyond the Headlines for free on Apple Podcasts.

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