Last year, on July 15, 2016, a faction of the Turkish military attempt to conduct a coup against the democratically elected government of Turkey. Despite its history of falling victim to coup attempts, on this night the Turkish public took to the streets to defend the country against the pillaging of its democracy. One year later, Turkey still remains under a state-of-emergency as it seeks to hold accountable those actors who committed crimes against the state. This process, along with Turkey’s ongoing role as a member of the anti-ISIS coalition and ongoing efforts to stabilize northern Syria have impacted relations between NATO allies Turkey and the US.
The SETA Foundation at Washington DC cordially invites you to this timely panel for a discussion of US-Turkey relations in the post-coup attempt era.
Hakan Yavuz, Professor of Political Science, University of Utah
Nursin Guney, Professor of International Relations, Yildiz Technical University
Talha Kose, Researcher, The SETA Foundation
Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC
Moderator: Kilic B. Kanat, Research Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC