Jan 07

Unraveling Turkey's deep state

Has Turkey's corruption scandal exposed a hidden power struggle?

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing MPs from his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara on November 19, 2013. (AFP/ADEM ALTAN) 

Will a corruption scandal bring down the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan? Some say the allegations and political turmoil are the result of Turkey's so-called "deep state" -- parallel and unofficial networks of power that have long influenced government institutions. So how powerful is the “deep state” and what effect is it having on citizens? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Alp Aslandogan @afsv_us
Co-editor, Muslim Citizens of the Globalized World: Contributions of the Gulen Movement
Hakan Camuz @hakancamuz
Aytug Sasmaz @aytugs
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