Turkey with the Brakes Off: What Does Erdogan's Victory Mean?
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m.
(reception at 5 p.m., followed by main program at 5:30)
Turkey's ruling AKP restored its majority in parliament on Nov 1. But the election was held after President Erdogan refused to accept the June 7 election's results, sabotaged efforts to form a coalition government, relaunched war in the country’s southeast -– and after a massive suicide bombing in Ankara.
Will this election stabilize Turkey? What does this election mean for Turkey's regional posture, and what kind of partner will it be for the U.S.?
Speakers at this forum will draw from Turkey Transformed, a recently published study in which CACI scholars partnered with the Bipartisan Policy Center to investigate Turkey's transformation under Erdogan.
Eric S. Edelman
Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
Svante E. Cornell
Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Director of Foreign Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
John Hannah (TBC)
Senior Advisor, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Moderator: Mamuka Tsereteli, Research Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Rome Building, Room 806
SAIS - Johns Hopkins University
1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036