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Turkish Writer and Political Commentator Mustafa Akyol

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Journalist Mustafa Akyol joins us to discuss Turkey's upcoming presidential elections, the status of Kurdish hopes for a peace deal, the impact on Turkey of the conflicts in Syria and Iraq and more. Akyol often writes of the intersection between Islamism and secular democracy. We'll also get his reaction to the recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights to uphold France's burqa ban, which Catalonia in Spain is also considering.


Mustafa Akyol, columnist for Hurriyet Daily News, Turkey's English-language daily, and author of "Islam Without Extremes"