DACOR: The New Sultan of Turkey: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey

Start Date/Time: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 12:00
End Date/Time: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 14:00

Turkey will play a critical geopolitical role in the events of the Middle East. After the attempted coup of July 2016, the spotlight is on Recep Tayyip Erdogan - the powerful leader of the country whose increasingly authoritarian regime has increased tensions both within and outside the country. In his new book, leading Turkish expert Soner Cagaptay looks at where Erdogan comes from in Turkish history, what he believes in and how he has cemented his rule. Mr. Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family Fellow and Director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute. He has written extensively on U.S.-Turkish relations, Turkish domestic politics, and Turkish nationalism, publishing in scholarly journals and major international print media. This event costs $25 and includes lunch.