Past eventNominees Breakfast Briefing

Political Islam and Democracy in Turkey and the Arab World

3 October 2012 - 8:00am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Fadi Hakura, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House



Turkey and the Arab world have experienced transformative changes exemplified by the decade-long rule of the Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey and the post-Arab Spring Islamist-led governments. There are growing concerns over the pervasiveness of political Islamists and the military, both of which have been seen as the immediate winners of the collapse of previous regimes.

Fadi Hakura will seek to identify the reasons behind their dominance, specify the obstacles to democratization and democracy consolidation in the Middle East and North Africa and trace the future trajectory of Islamist politics in the region.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only. To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

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