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"Upheaval in the Middle East: What is the Turkish Strategy?"

Date: 12 May 2011 Time: 15.00-16.00
Venue: The Wilson Center, 6th Floor Boardroom

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On 12 May 2011, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center), Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) organized the fifth and final of its German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)-Black Sea Trust (BST) sponsored roundtable conferences in Washington D.C. In a room of over 60 experts, the main speakers of the panel discussion, Columnist for CNNTurk and Milliyet daily, Semih Idiz, and Senior Transatlantic Fellow for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Ian O. Lesser, discussed the implications of the Arab Spring for Turkey and its region and speculated on possible Turkish strategies towards the upheaval in the Middle East.

Speakers
Semih Idiz, Columnist, CNN Turk and Milliyet
Ian O. Lesser, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

     

From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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