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E73: A political earthquake?

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Disaster struck Turkey and Syria this month when a devastating earthquake caused over 48,000 deaths, with the toll still climbing. The Turkish government’s emergency response has been heavily criticised, with many arguing that the devastating number of casualties has a lot to do with rampant corruption and authoritarianism of Erdogan’s regime – widespread graft in the construction industry leading to unsafe buildings, political appointees with no expertise leading chaotic relief operations, and the gutting of civil society organisations hampering humanitarian efforts in Kurdish areas in particular. With all this happening just months before a crucial presidential election, what’s the outlook for Turkey, and what should European progressives' take on it be? Our panel, including Defne

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Disaster struck Turkey and Syria this month when a devastating earthquake caused over 48,000 deaths, with the toll still climbing.



The Turkish government’s emergency response has been heavily criticised, with many arguing that the devastating number of casualties has a lot to do with rampant corruption and authoritarianism of Erdogan’s regime – widespread graft in the construction industry leading to unsafe buildings, political appointees with no expertise leading chaotic relief operations, and the gutting of civil society organisations hampering humanitarian efforts in Kurdish areas in particular.



With all this happening just months before a crucial presidential election, what’s the outlook for Turkey, and what should European progressives' take on it be?



Our panel, including Defne Dalkara, Yanis Varoufakis and Erik Edman, debates. Join us live and send us your questions and comments!



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0:00 [Introduction] Mehran Khalili

2:05 Defne Dalkara

13:25 Yanis Varoufakis

29:55 Judith Meyer

32:50 Erik Edman

39:15 Questions and comments from the chat

40:01 Amir Kiyaei

42:49 Defne Dalkara

46:20 Yanis Varoufakis

57:10 [Conclusions] Mehran Khalili



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Yanis Varoufakis
An accidental economist Let me begin with a confession: I am a Professor of Economics who has never really trained as an economist. But let’s take things one at a time.

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