Recep Tayyip Erdoğan rose to power as Prime Minister of Turkey in 2003 with an ambitious agenda of significant social, political, and economic reforms. Over the last several years, as president of Turkey, he has changed direction and assumed increasing power to the point where today, Turkey is a de facto dictatorship. This panel examines the evolution of Turkish politics and international relations under President Erdoğan and analyses the nation’s evolving relationship with the West as well as future directions in its leadership.
Ahmet Yayla, Assistant Professor at DeSales University’s Department of Homeland Security and Fellow at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism
Dr. Y. Alp Aslandogan, Executive Director of the Alliance for Shared Values
Arbana Xharra, Investigative Journalist from Kosovo and 2015 recipient of the International Women of Courage Award from the US Department of State
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