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Death of Politics: Turkey in the 21st Century
Death of Politics: Turkey in the 21st Century
WhenFriday, Oct. 19, 2018, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationDenny Hall (DEN)
Campus roomDenny 211
Event typesAcademics
Event sponsorsThe Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization and Turkish and Ottoman Studies Program
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Death of Politics: Turkey in the 21st Century

Prof. Reşat Kasaba
Jackson School Director and Stanley D. Golub Chair in International Studies

With the concentration of executive power in the hands President Erdoğan, the arena for formal politics in Turkey has become severely restricted. Turkish government has also made it very difficult, if not impossible, for civil society organizations to function independently.

As Turkey enters a new phase in its history it is also facing massive problems.   As these problems continue to grow, Turkey will find it increasingly difficult to deal with them under a system that has rendered formal politics meaningless while prohibiting civic activism, civil society engagement, and freedom of the press.

Free and open to the public

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