Turkey & Regional Changes

November 14, 2014, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Speakers will address how Turkey is dealing with new regional challenges in the wake of this summer’s fighting in Syria between ISIS and Kurdish forces, which for the last two months has been concentrated in the city of Kobani/Ayn al-Arab on the Turkish-Syrian border. With the battle so close to home, Turkey has been faced with serious questions regarding international pressure to act against ISIS, and domestically, how this is could endanger the future of the current peace process with its own Kurdish population. In short, this talk will look at what are the greater implications of Turkish policy concerning Kobani on the Middle East, and domestically for the Turkish state.

Peace Islands Institute
535 5th Avenue 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017

RSVP required by Wednesday, November 12th
rsvp@peaceislands.org or call 212 510 8644

Lunch will be served after the panel
Suggested donation $10 (due at the entrance)

Louis Fishman, Professor (Moderator)
CUNY Brooklyn College

David Phillips, Director
Peacebuilding and Rights Program
Columbia University

Joost Lagendijk, Columnist
Zaman and Today’s Zaman

Alon Ben-Meir, Professor
New York University