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Crisis in Turkey: Should Europe Prop Up Erdogan?

Turkey's economy faces collapse, its currency is in free fall: Should Europe now stand by President Erdogan and help stem the tide? Or should it first force the autocrat to change course? Guests: Alan Posener (Die Welt), Christoph von Marschall (Der Tagesspiegel), Seda Serdar (DW)

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Alan Posener, author and commentator for the Berlin newspaper Die Welt, who says: "Europe must help Turkey. The Erdogans come and go, but the Turkish people remain Europe's bridge to the Muslim world."


Christoph von Marschall is chief diplomatic correspondent for another Berlin daily, the Tagesspiegel. Christoph believes that: "Erdogan is a misguided autocrat. He’ll only respond to pressure, and not support.”

Seda Serdar, who is head of Foreign News at Deutsche Welle’s Politics Department, argues that: “Europe must strive for a stable Turkey, but not at any cost.”