The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs program on Autocracy and Democracy presents Fuat Keyman and Atila Eralp and “Turkey at 100: Democratic Politics and Foreign Policy under Erdogan Rule.”
Turkish Republic reached 100 in 2023 amidst democratic decline and growing rift with the West. The Republican promises for modernization, democratization, secularization, and Europeanization have been challenged by the ruling government led by Tayyip Erdogan. The talk will address domestic political developments, the future of Erdogan’s regime, and its foreign policy towards Europe, Russia, and the Middle East.
Fuat Keyman is the Director of the Istanbul Policy Center; Vice President for Institutional Affairs and Social Impact, and Professor of International Relations at Sabanci University. Keyman is a leading political scientist in Turkey and an expert on globalization, democratization, international relations, Turkey – EU relations, Turkish foreign policy, and civil society development.
Atila Eralp is a Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow at IPC and Senior Fellow at the Center for European Studies and Emeritus Professor in Department of International Relations at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara. He has been awarded the Jean Monnet Chair on Politics of European Integration since 2002. He has been the Coordinator of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence since 2007. His research interests include enlargement process, neighborhood policy, EU’s foreign and security policy, and the Turkey-EU relationship.
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