Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
"Developments in Turkey's Democracy and Regional Ambitions"

Date: 24 March 2011 Time: 15.00- 17.00

Venue: European Parliament - Altiero Spinelli Building, Brussels

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Please click here to read the press bulletin of this roundtable (In Turkish)

On 24 March 2011, Turkish Policy Quarterly held a roundtable discussion in the European Parliament building in Brussels titled ‘Developments in Turkey’s Democracy and Regional Ambitions’. The roundtable discussion was organized jointly with the office of Marietje Schaake, with support from the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation.

 

Speakers

Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament representing Democrats 66/ALDE
Ian Lesser, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Kadri Gürsel, Columnist, Milliyet newspaper
Moderator: Nigar GökselEditor-in-Chief, Turkish Policy Quarterly

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From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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