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Turkey and the Arab World: Ambition and Evolution

27 June 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Chatham House, London


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
Dr Fuat Keyman, Director, Istanbul Policy Centre 
Fadi Hakura, Associate Fellow, Europe, Chatham House
Chair: Sir David Logan KCMG, British Ambassador to Turkey (1997-2001)



Turkish foreign policy has grown in importance, ambition and prominence in recent years. A key regional power, Turkey must now manage the sometimes conflicting demands and expectations in its broad neighbourhood. The speakers will explore the new dynamics of Turkey’s relations with the Arab world following the dramatic shifts of the past year, looking at opportunities and constraints on deepening engagement in the region.

This event is organised in collaboration with the Centre for Turkey Studies.