BPC to Host Panel on Turkish Election Results and Their Impact on Relations with the U.S.

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Abbey Brandon
abrandon@bipartisanpolicy.org

(202) 218-6797 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Washington, D.C. - The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Turkey Initiative will host a panel to discuss the results of Turkey’s local elections and their significance for relations with the United States on Thursday, April 3 at BPC.

On March 30, amid political turbulence, Turkey will vote in municipal elections. Prime Minister Recap Tayyip Erodğan is engaged in a political struggle with his erstwhile allies in the Gülen movement. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Turks have once again taken to the streets to protest his increasing authoritarianism. This election will provide clues about what to expect in Turkey in the near future and set the stage for presidential elections in August and parliamentary elections in 2015. The discussion will build on analysis from the BPC paper, Turkey’s Local Elections: Actors, Factors, and Implications.

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WHO:

Ambassador Morton Abramowitz

Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey

BPC Turkey Initiative Co-Chair Ambassador

Eric Edelman

Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey

BPC Turkey Initiative Co-Chair

Svante Cornell

Research Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program

Alan Makovsky

Former Professional Staff Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee

Moderated by:
Blaise Misztal

Acting Director, BPC Foreign Policy Project

WHAT:

Turkey's Local Elections: Results and Implications

WHEN:

Thursday, April 3

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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WHERE:

Bipartisan Policy Center

1225 Eye Street NW

Suite 1000, 10th floor

Washington, DC 20005


Additional Resources

The U.S. Should Unfollow Turkey

Statement by Former US Ambassadors to Turkey on Twitter Ban

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