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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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Turkey reforms: meet the new Erdogan

Will the real Recep Tayyip Erdogan please stand up? Accused of harbouring an increasingly authoritarian bend, Turkey's prime minister has reached out to opponents with major reforms to promote diversity, allowing civil servants to wear the headscarf. François Picard and his panel discuss the "new" Erdogan and how democratic his reforms are.

  • Gianni CARTA, Journalist and Political analyst;
  • EMRE DEMIR, Editor, Zaman France;
  • Kendal NEZAN, President of the Kurdish Institute of Paris;
  • Vehbi BAYSAN, Assistant Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies at Yeditepe University.

Programme produced and prepared by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Dheepthi Namasivayam and Christopher Davis.

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-04 defence

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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2015-05-04 Iran

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 1)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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2015-04-30 David Cameron

A less United Kingdom: Homestretch for uncertain election (part 1)

We are a week away from a UK election that could send the British Isles into unchartered waters. Incumbent David Cameron has been touting a recovery stronger than on the...

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