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From Gezi Protests to State Crisis: Turkey's Domestic Politics in a Critical Election Year

  • 410 International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)

Following more than a decade of AKP administration, growing social cleavages and a deficit of democratic checks and balances became clear with the June 2013 Gezi protests and the December 2013 graft crisis. This talk will explore the issues that will define Turkish political agenda ahead of a set of critical elections. 

Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis is an Assistant Professor and Jean Monnet Chair of European Studies at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University and Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). 

This event is sponsored by the Middle East Institute.