Each week, we’ll dive into the top news happening around the Middle East to discuss the stories behind the headlines. With the proliferation of regional conflicts and political drama, we will break down the major developments, provide insight from some of the foremost experts, and have fun while we’re at it. Off the Hookah with Phil and Cooper is a production of Al-Monitor.
by Phil & Cooper Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2018
Presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey are happening in a few days, so Phil and Cooper revisit why the elections were rescheduled to this month, who the main candidates are and what results we might expect to see. To get some more expert analysis, we speak with Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse contributor Ayla Jean Yackley, who joins us from Istanbul where she’s reporting on the elections.