Turkish Foreign Relations: the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East

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    • Thursday December 1, 2016 - Friday December 2, 2016
      12:30 pm - 1:59 pm
  • Location: Lullwater Ballroom, Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
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Summary Sentence: Soner Çağaptay, Beyer Family Fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program, The Washington Institute

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Since coming to power in 2002, Erdogan has reoriented Turkish foreign policy in order to situate Turkey as a regional power in the Middle East. However, this pivot has not quite been successful.  Turkey is isolated in the Middle East, with few friends and many threats, ranging from the Assad regime to ISIS.  Following the July 15th attempt, the United States’ ability to work with the Erdogan government in overcoming the trauma of the coup will have important long term consequences for whether Turkey maintains its course of reconciliation with the West, or if it chooses instead to pursue Russia as a regional ally.

The Turkish Lecture Series is sponsored by The Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning at Emory University, the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies at Emory University, and the American-Turkish Friendship Council in Atlanta.


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  • Created On: Nov 16, 2016 - 8:11am
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