2012-13


Fuat Keyman - Turkey: The Transformation-Democratization Paradox

Professor Keyman is the Director of the Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) at Sabancı University, Istanbul. He serves on the Council of Wise Men, appointed by Prime Minister Erdoğan to promote the Kurdish Opening initiative of the AKP government. He shared his experience with Club Turkey members and assessed also the latest events surrounding the Gezi […]Read More...

Hassan Mneimneh - Iraq: The End of the Nation-State? The Stakes for Turkey and the Region

Dr. Hassan Mneimneh is Senior Transatlantic Fellow/MENA and the Islamic World at the German Marshall Fund of the US, Washington, DC.Read More...

Gökhan Bacık - Transformation of Domestic Alliances in Turkish Politics in 2013

Prof. Gökhan Bacık is Associate Professor of International Relations at Ipek University, Ankara. He formerly served as the Director of the Middle East Strategic Research Center at Zirve University in Gaziantep. Prof. Bacık is also a prominent academic analyst of the Gülen Movement in the modern Turkish political arena. In his lecture for Club Turkey, Prof. […]Read More...

Hugh Pope - Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds: The Blurring of a Middle Eastern Border

Hugh Pope is the Director of the Turkey/Cyprus Project of International Crisis Group, based in Istanbul. In his lecture for Club Turkey, Mr. Pope analyzed how the Turkish government initiated rapprochement with the Kurdish citizens of the country is closely related to Turkey’s regional and international relations, and the Turkish cope with the Syrian humanitarian […]Read More...

Burak Bekdil - The Dynamics of Policy, Ideology, and Personality in Turkish Foreign Policy

Burak Bekdil is a Turkish columnist writing for Hurriyet Daily News. Also, he has covered Turkey for U.S. weekly Defense News. Previously, Bekdil worked as Ankara Bureau Chief separately for Dow Jones Newswires and CNBC-e television. He contributes to annual national defense sector reviews for anti-corruption institutions like Transparency International and Global Integrity.In his lecture […]Read More...