Turkey and the West: Future of Partnership in Uncertain Times

8.12.2017 - 8.12.2017

Event description

An afternoon seminar on Turkey’s relations with the West on Friday 8 December, 2017, 14-16 PM.
Venue: Unioninkatu 35, AUD116, University of Helsinki, Helsinki

As recent tensions and developments revolving around the immigration crisis, human rights issues and Syrian conflict appear to have brought Turkey’s relations with the United States and the European Union to a historic low, the seminar aims to rationally assess the current situation from various angles and discuss the possible ways in which those relations could unfold in near future.

PLEASE NOTE that you need to confirm your participation at the latest by Wednesday 6 December by filling the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/2PpXqqkLkqCtUwh92


Kemal Kirişci, TÜSİAD senior fellow and director of the Center on the United States and Europe‘s Turkey Project at Brookings Institute, Washington DC. His book Turkey and the West: Fault Lines in a Troubled Alliance is just off the press. https://www.brookings.edu/book/turkey-and-the-west/

Beken Saatçioğlu, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul MEF University, Turkey.

Chair and Comments
Hannu Juusola, Middle Eastern Studies at the University.

The seminar is organized by the Finnish Institute in the Middle East with University of Helsinki Network for European Studies and University of Helsinki Department of World Cultures.

For further information, please contact: Halil Gürhanli (University of Helsinki), +358 40 1363693, halil.gurhanli@helsinki.fi or Anu Leinonen (FIME), +358 40 7320776, anu.leinonen@fime.fi

For further information: Brookings Institute – https://www.brookings.edu/experts/kemal-kirisci/
for MEF University – https://mef1.academia.edu/BekenSaatcioglu

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