Welcome to the Zeitgeist Turkey Podcast!

Coming to you weekly from İstanbul, journalist Cansu Çamlıbel and pollster/economist Can Selçuki discuss the big picture of the state of things in Turkey as the country gears up for the final stretch until the election in 2023!

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 Zeitgeist Turkey | S02 E001 | The Reboot

In this episode partners in crime Cansu Çamlıbel and Can Selçuki reboot the Zeitgeist Turkey podcast from where they left back in December 2020. They take stock of what happened since then provide a projection as to what to be expected next.

 Zeitgeist Turkey | S02 E002 | The F-Word

In this episode of Zeitgeist Turkey Cansu Çamlıbel and Can Selçuki talk about the F-16’s and last week’s amendment. What does it mean for Turkey, is it indeed a victory for anyone and what does the public think? All discussed in this second episode of ZG Turkey!

Cansu Çamlıbel

Cansu Çamlıbel is a journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. She became the founding Editor-in-Chief of independent online newspaper Duvar English in October 2019 and managed the outlet until she left in October 2021. During that time, she also wrote a column on diplomacy and Turkish politics in the sister publication Gazete Duvar in Turkish. Prior to this role, she was the Washington Correspondent for the daily Hurriyet of Turkey for two years. She resigned due to political pressure and self-censorship inside the newsroom in February 2019 and returned to Turkey. Before her appointment to the U.S. capital she worked for Hurriyet in Istanbul in various roles including her 5 years as the political interviewer of the newspaper. She was awarded with ‘Nieman Journalism Fellowship’ at Harvard University for the 2015-2016 period. At Harvard, she made a comparative research on the modern-day propaganda tactics of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey and the propaganda schemes of the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany in 1930s. Prior to Hurriyet, Cansu Çamlıbel worked as the Brussels Correspondent of Turkish news network NTV. She holds a Master of Arts degree in International Journalism from Cardiff University in the UK. She is a member of Turkey National Committee of the International Press Institute (IPI) – Vienna based media freedom and independent journalism advocacy network – and hosts a monthly podcast titled “Freedom Dialogues” as part of her activism work for IPI.


Can Selçuki

Can Selçuki holds a MSc degree in Economics from University Bocconi. Before co-founding Istanbul Economy, a public opinion and big data firm, Can worked as an economist at the World Bank Ankara Office working both with the public and private partners in private sector development. His work at the World Bank focused on regional development, competition and innovation policies. Prior to working at the World Bank, Can worked as an economics researcher at the Brussels based think tank the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) for three years. He is the author of several papers and reports on trade competitiveness, regional development and innovation policy in Turkey. He is frequent commentator on Turkey and the region in print and visual media such as BBC World and FT and regularly writes on Turkish economy and politics in Turkish and international print such as Foreign Policy.

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