Annisa Essack | firstname.lastname@example.org
31 May 2023 | 09:00 CAT
2 min read
Deen spoke on the Turkish elections and runoff saying that Erdoğan’s support remains strong, and many of the issues seen as negatives were positives for him and influenced the vote.
Western media predicted that his opponent would win as he is profiled as an authoritarian. Deen says media covering was varied; however, they mainly focused on Erdoğan’s problems rather than on those of Kılıçdaroğlu. He added that Western media could have influenced the electoral results.
Very little focus was placed on the parliamentary vote, which is policy based and was vital as it impacted the Middle East and Europe.
The issue for Europe and the US now is NATO and Sweden’s acceptance into NATO. The second would be a deal in Greece and Cyprus which will be more difficult.
According to Deen, there will be more conciliation toward Syrian refugees, which will see more peaceful solutions in the regions where Turkey plays a role.
Listen to the full interview with Sulaimaan Ravat on Sabahul Muslim here