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Turkey's Authoritarian Turn

March 23, 2016 at 3:15pm-5:30pm EST
Georgetown University, Intercultural Center Auditorium (ICC), Washington, DC
Speakers: Aykan Erdemir, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
 Emre Uslu, Professor, Virginia International University
 Ilhan Tanir, DC Correspondent, Cumhuriyet Newspaper & haberdar.com
 Cenk Sidar, Sidar Global Advisors
Moderator: Nil Satana, Professor, University of Maryland

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Increased curtailment of press, academic and individual freedoms in Turkey is catching the attention of domestic and international audiences. Institutions of judicial oversight and maintenance of the rule of law are succumbing to the will of Turkey's political elite, and the political opposition in parliament appears powerless to offer a credible alternative future. Where exactly is Turkey's democracy and democratic institutions headed, and what are the implications for the United States and European Union?

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