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January 16, “Breaking News: Democracy in Crisis: Lessons from Turkey”
240 Franklin Center, Duke University, 6 PM

Recently, Turkey’s ruling AK Party has become entangled in the biggest political crises of its twelve-year rule. Come listen to Duke and UNC faculty from various departments explain and discuss the ongoing political crisis in Turkey and what it means for the Turkish Model and the Middle East in general. Free and open to the public.


Erdağ Göknar, Turkish & Middle Eastern Studies, SES, Duke University
Mustaf Tuna, Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke University
Cemil Aydin, Dept. of History, UNC-Chapel Hill
Banu Gökarıksel, Dept. of Geography, UNC-Chapel Hill
Eren Taşar, Dept. of History, UNC-Chapel Hill
Zeynep Tüfekçi, School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill

Sponsors: Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, Duke University Middle East Studies Center, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.

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