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Report from Turkey with Kerim Balci -- SOLD OUT!

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Turkey is undergoing significant domestic changes as it continues to play a major role in regional affairs. In the November 1st elections, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), founded by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, regained its parliamentary majority after the June 2014 elections failed to yield a new government. What is the likelihood that President Erdogan could replace Turkey's parliamentary government with an executive presidency? How will domestic issues involving government relations with the Kurds, repression of the media, the economy, and security shape security and governance in the near future? How might the October 10 bombings in the Turkish capital of Ankara and the recent Paris terrorist attacks frame regional and global discussion on the rise of the Islamic State and the ongoing refugee crisis?

Join us for a discussion with journalist-writer Kerim Balci on the current domestic landscape of Turkey and how recent political changes might influence Turkey's foreign policy and security in the region.  


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