Prof Eissenstat: ''This is a referendum on Erdoğan's rule''

Associate Professor of Middle East history at St. Lawrence University Howard Eissenstat spoke with Ahval editor-in-chief Yavuz Baydar on the possible outcomes of Istanbul’s mayoral election rerun on Sunday.

Eissenstat, a nonresident senior fellow at Project on Middle East Democracy known for his prolific writing on Turkey, discussed the possible impact of the Öcalan letter and the stakes of the Istanbul elections.