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A nation must think before it acts.
February 15, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Middle East Program
As Turkey prepares for highly anticipated elections in May, the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has posed a number of geopolitical puzzles to the international community. Most prominently Turkey has attempted to act as a peace broker in the war between Russia and Ukraine, maintaining open trade and relations with Russia while supplying drones to Ukraine, making it unique among NATO allies. Turkey is currently blocking Swedish and Finnish accession to NATO, threatening military escalation in Syria, escalating tensions with Greece, and supporting Azerbaijan’s revisionist campaigns in regions it contests with Armenia. In their new report with FPRI, Senior Fellow Aaron Stein and historian Nicholas Danforth delve into the slow and steady transformation that Turkish foreign policy has taken since the end of the Cold War to explain how Turkey, long a status quo power, arrived at a revisionist position in the 21st century. This event will cover issues assessed in the report and will be moderated by FPRI’s Director of Research, James Ryan.
Read the Report : Turkey’s New Foreign Policy: Ankara’s Ambitions, Regional Responses, and Implications for the United States
This event was previously scheduled for February 7.
FPRI is happy to provide this event free of charge thanks to the generous support of our members, partners, and event attendees. If you are not currently a member, the suggested donation is $25.
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