On October 4–6, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was in Brussels for his first state visit as Turkish president. Given the war in Syria, Turkey is hard for Europe to ignore. It's a NATO member that's loudly against Russia's deployment on the side of Bashar al-Assad. The country has also taken in two million Syrian refugees. This comes with news that Russian planes violated Turkish air space, causing Turkey to scramble two F-16 fighter jets. How will events within Turkey impact the wider world?

Speaking to France 24’s The Debate, Marc Pierini was joined by Turhan Ozen, Member of Union of European Turkish Democrats, Allan Kaval, freelance journalist, Jana Jabbour, researcher at Sciences Po Paris, and Jasper Mortimer, France 24 correspondent in Ankara.

The broadcast was originally aired on France 24.