New Terms of Engagement: Turkey and the Arab World
Taha Özhan, Director General, SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research, Turkey
Lale Kemal, Columnist, Today’s Zaman; Ankara Representative, Taraf; Turkey Correspondent, Jane’s Defence Weekly
Fuat Keyman, Istanbul Policy Centre
Fadi Hakura, Associate Fellow, Europe, Chatham House
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This event will look at the growing importance of Turkish foreign policy across the Arab world. The Arab revolutions, embraced by Prime Minister Erdoğan’s government, have given a new focus to Turkey’s activist diplomacy, whilst strong economic growth over the past decade has brought the country new markets and partners across the Middle East and North Africa.
The event will consider how Turkey, as a key regional power, must now manage the sometimes conflicting demands and expectations in its broad neighbourhood. It will also look at opportunities and constraints on deepening engagement in the region.
This event is organized in collaboration with the Centre for Turkey Studies.