“Turkey’s Regional Policy at a Crossroads” Conference, LSE, 28 April 2014

We would like to inform you about the public conference entitled Turkey’s Regional Policy at a Crossroads” which is organized by LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies.

This event will take place from 16:00 to 20:00 on Monday, 28 April 2014 at CLM.3.02, 3rd Floor, Clement House, LSE, WC2B 4JF, London. Please find below the conference programme:
Event Programme:

Speakers and Titles:

16:00 – 16:10  Introduction
Professor Maurice Fraser, Director, European Institute, LSE

16:10 – 17:40  Session I: Turkey’s Syria Predicament
Paper Titles and Speakers:

“Turkey and the Syrian Uprising: Between a Rock and a Hard Place”
Dr. Özlem Tür, Middle East Technical University, Ankara  

“Turkey’s Syrian Quagmire”
Dr. Christopher Phillips, Queen Mary, University of London

“The Impact of the Syrian Civil War on Turkey-Syria-Iran Relations”
Professor Özden Zeynep Oktav, Yıldız Teknik University, Istanbul  

Chair: Dr.Rebecca Bryant, European Institute, LSE                                            

17:40 – 18:10  Coffee Break

18:10 – 19:40  Session II: Iraq, Iran, and the Regional Kurdish Question

Paper Titles and Speakers:
“The Arab Spring and Turkey-Iran Relations, 2011-2014”
Dr. Süleyman Elik, Istanbul Medeniyet University

“Turkey and the KRG in a Rapidly Changing Middle Eastern Political Setting”
Dr. Marianna Charountaki, Reading University, UK

“Turkey’s New Little Brother: the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Turkish Foreign Policy”
Professor Gareth Stansfield, University of Exeter

Chair: Associate Professor Rıfat Barış Tekin, Marmara University, and LSE

19:40 – 20:00  Closing Remarks

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Those who might be interested are all welcome. For any queries please email to u.sonmez@lse.ac.uk .


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