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Jeremi and Zachary sit down with David Judson to discuss the evolution of Turkey as well as the current controversies surrounding Turkey’s relationship with the United States.
Zachary sets the scene with his poem, “Images of Turkey.”
David Judson spent many years in Turkey. He first went there as a high school and later college student in the 1970s. He was to return in 2000, joining Turkey’s largest media group in 2003. First he was managing editor of the Dogan Media Group’s Turkish language business daily, Referans. In 2006, he became editor in chief of Hurriyet Daily News, the group’s English language newspaper founded in 1961.In 2013 he left Turkey to return to the United States as editor in chief of Stratfor Geopolitical Forecasting, based in Austin. Judson left Stratfor in 2018 and now divides his time between the San Francisco-based forecasting firm Global Foresight where is a senior advisor and an Austin-based media start-up focused on the emerging role of cities as geo-political actors.From the late 1980s to 2000, Judson was a political correspondent in Washington D.C., for Gannett Newspapers, America’s largest newspaper chain. He is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles.