Post Election Turkey

Istanbul Policy Center-Sabanci University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative and the Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) organized a public forum and roundtable on “Post Election Turkey” on November 17-18, 2015 in the Houses of Parliament, London, UK as part of a series of talks between IPC and CEFTUS.

Catherine West, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, hosted the open panel on Tuesday, November 17 at the House of Lords. After the keynote speech from IPC Director and Sabanci University Professor Fuat Keyman, Dr. Ayla Göl from Aberystwyth University moderated the roundtable. Lord William Wallace of Saltaire, Lord David Owen, and Lord Peter Hain gave speeches on Turkey’s political momentum, specifically looking into topics such as Turkey-EU relations, the peace process, and regional politics, as well as Turkey’s economic and social prospects.

On Wednesday, November 18, Baroness Jan Royall chaired the roundtable held in the House of Commons. Professor Keyman, Sabanci University Professor Izak Atiyas, and Lord Peter Hain gave speeches on Turkey’s domestic dynamics and foreign policy following the November 2015 general elections.

The next talk in this series will be held in Istanbul on Friday, January 15, 2016.