With the Turkish economy booming and the country taking an increasingly active role in foreign relations and Middle Eastern diplomacy, Inside the Issues speaks to Rafet Akgunay, the Turkish ambassador to Canada. In the interview, Akgunay discusses Turkey's international ascendancy, its appeal to states involved in the Arab Spring and why the country should not be a model for other aspiring democracies in the region.

Now in its second season, the Inside the Issues weekly podcast series will run from October 2011 to April 2012, covering timely and candid discussions on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics, and International Law. Join host and CIGI Chair David Welch as he goes in depth with leading experts on the most pressing global governance challenges facing the international community today.
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