Prospects of a Post-Erdogan Future: An Interview With Turkish Opposition’s Youth Representative

With important domestic and foreign policies in Turkey’s horizon, the May 14 elections are of critical importance to Turkey, Europe, the Middle East and global policy at large.

Fethi Can Yaşar is the representative of the U.S. youth branch of Turkey’s Republican People’s Party, the main opposition party led by Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the forerunner against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Glimpse From the Globe sits down with Yaşar to discuss the upcoming Turkish election and its global implications.


Defne Aslan

Defne Aslan is a sophomore majoring in International Relations. She was born in Ankara, Turkey and moved to Washington D.C. at age seven. On campus, she is the Communications Coordinator for Delta Phi Epsilon, a volunteer for the Teaching International Relations Program, and a photographer for Spec Magazine. She is passionate about human rights issues concerning refugees, immigrants, climate change and sustainability, and democracy. In her free time, she loves to dance, learn languages, and be in nature.