Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Why You Should Care About Turkey

Turkey is a NATO ally, a bridge between Europe and the Middle East, and a model, many say, for neighbors like Iraq, Iran and Syria. The region now faces a decision about the role of religion in public life, and about its political future. Guests discuss the country's shaky democracy.

Hugh Pope, Turkey Project Director for International Crisis Group

Ivan Watson, NPR Foreign Correspondent, Istanbul

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit

What questions do you have about the Statewide General Election coming up on Nov. 8? Submit your questions here, and we'll try to answer them in our reporting.