Turkey: Between Challenges & Opportunities
HE Numan Kurtulmuş, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Turkey
Chair: James Landale, Diplomatic Correspondent, BBC News
The Turkish deputy prime minister will argue that all countries are facing similar, significant challenges since the current world order is not powerful nor convincing enough to prevent conflicts and unrest.
In the wake of the attempted coup of 15 July, he will contend that Turkey has moved to a new phase in domestic and foreign policy in line with the recent challenges faced by the country. However, in so doing, he will assert that Turkey will not compromise on its fundamental principles such as a commitment to peace, rule of law, protection of civil liberties and democracy.