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Lecture: “Making Sense of Turkish Foreign Policy” by Armand Sag
09-05-2016 at 20:00 - 21:30Free
The EU-Turkey deal, the crackdown on Turkish press, the ongoing tensions with Russia and its threats to intervene in Syria: the world is racking its brains over Turkeys sudden bend in foreign policy. How has Ankara become such a prominent actor in regional affairs? Where is Turkey heading towards? And how should the EU deal with the increasingly authoritarian nature of the regime? These and many other related questions that you might come up with, will be answered by the Chairman of the Institute for Turkish Studies: Armand Sağ.
Armand Sağ founded the Institute for Turkish Studies in 2010, at the age of only 25, of which he is the Chairman. As a senior research fellow he focuses particularly on Turkish history and the international relations within the region, comprising the Middle East, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia. In 2011 he started the academic journal International Review of Turkish Studies, of which he is the editor-in-chief. Furthermore, he occasionally writes for NRC, Trouw, Volkskrant, and Utrechts Stadsblad. As a specialist on Turkish history he is able to offer a unique perspective on recent events.