CMEC hears from former Turkish opposition MP Dr Aykan Erdemir, in the first of a series of podcasts on Turkey and the MENA region.
Kindly sponsored by Karkin & Yüksel - a leading Turkish law firm in the heart of London.
Dr Aykan is senior director of the Foundation for Defence of Democracies Turkey Program in Washington DC, and a former Republican People's Party (CHP) member of the Turkish Parliament up until 2015. He was a prominent member of the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, and is a leading advocate in promoting pluralism and religious as well as ethnic freedom and rights in Turkey and he is a founding member of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief.
Keep an eye out for our next Turkey podcast with Sir David Logan KCMG, former British Ambassador to Turkey (1997-2001).
The views expressed in the recording are those of the speakers alone.