July 15 Coup Attempt’s Impact on Turkish Foreign Policy
This year marks the seventh anniversary of the July 15 coup attempt. Standing as a testament to the Turkish people’s unwavering commitment to democracy, the failure of the coup attempt constituted a critical turning point in Türkiye’s recent history. This pivotal event has left a strong imprint on the nation’s foreign policy trajectory with far-reaching implications. Türkiye found itself grappling with a myriad of foreign policy challenges, including the terror threat emanating from Syria, rocky relations with the U.S., and the war in Ukraine among others. What are the long-lasting reverberations of the July 15 coup attempt within the framework of Turkish foreign policy? What facets of foreign policy were predominantly reshaped by the coup attempt? Has the recent NATO Vilnius Summit signaled a potential shift in the dynamics of Türkiye’s relations with the West?
The SETA Foundation at Washington DC is pleased to convene a panel of experts to shed light on the July 15 coup attempt’s lasting impact on Turkish foreign policy.
Michael Reynolds, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
Rich Outzen, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council in Turkey
Kilic Kanat, Research Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC
Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC