Dilek Kurban’s appearance at Deutsche Welle Quadriga “State Elections in Germany: D-Day for Merkel?”

Voters in three federal German states went to the polls on Sunday in elections that are shaping up to be a confidence vote in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy. Tension is rising in her party, the CDU. Dilek Kurban, the Co-Chair of our Dahrendorf Working Group Europe and Turkey, discussed the event on Quadriga. She thinks: “Conceding to an illiberal regime for fear of domestic political backlash should not be Merkel’s ‘European solution’ to the refugee crisis”.