Campus Watch​ Fellow Andrew Harrod​ reports on the Middle East Institute​'s eighth annual Turkey Conference.


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Speakers at the Middle East Institute​'s eighth annual Turkey Conference offered a fittingly dire diagnosis of the country's future prospects for democracy and its relationship with the West. Campus Watch​ Fellow Andrew Harrod​'s report is posted at the Algemeiner:

"Deep trouble" in Turkey's relationships with Europe and the United States was a recurring theme in the December address of Michael Meier — representative to America and Canada for Germany's Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), or the Foundation for Social Democracy. His introduction to the Middle East Institute (MEI) and FES' eighth annual Turkey Conference, at Washington, DC's National Press Club was an appropriately gloomy preface to the discussion of Turkey's troubled past and present.

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