Past eventInvitation Only

Inside Turkey: Erdoğan, Reforms and Prosperity

9 April 2014 - 8:00am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Atilla Yesilada, Adviser, GlobalSource Partners



Atilla Yesilada will share his insights on Turkey’s political and economic future and will contend democratic compromise, tolerance and painful structural reforms are necessary to ensure the country’s revival.

The speaker will argue that, as the popularity of their brand of political Islam fades, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development party will no longer be the dominant political force in Turkish politics. He will claim that Turkey’s economic growth in recent years has been misunderstood and instead should be characterized as a decade of artificial prosperity, leaving the country stuck in a middle income trap.

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

This event is only open to Major Corporate Member and Partner organizations of Chatham House.

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