Panel of experts to will address Turkey’s delicate balancing act between domestic politics, security threats in the region and the interests of the international community
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, October 1, the Turkish Heritage Organization (THO) will host a roundtable discussion at the National Press Club, “Turkey’s Pivotal Moment: ISIS, Kurds and the PKK.”
Turkey is poised to play a central role in the fight against ISIS and the Syrian conflict. The country’s decision two months ago to increase support for the U.S.-led coalition helped solidify this role.
Yet, at the same time, Turkey has seen an increase in terrorism activity in the region and the ceasefire between the Turkish government and the Kurdish terrorist group PKK has ended. This has led to an escalation of violence that needs to be addressed.
Experts will discuss these intertwined security situations at the THO roundtable event.
The panel will be moderated by Malik Mufti, chair of political science at Tufts University, and will feature Michael Reynolds, professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and Dr. Joshua Walker, a fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
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WHAT: Roundtable discussion on Turkey, Syria, ISIS and the PKK
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
WHO: Malik Mufti, Moderator
Chair, Department of Political Science, Tufts University
Advisory Board Member, Turkish Heritage Organization
Michael A. Reynolds, Featured Speaker
Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
Joshua W. Walker, Featured Speaker
Non-Resident Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United State
Zenger Room, National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
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About the Turkish Heritage Organization
The Turkish Heritage Organization (THO) is a non-profit organization established to promote discussion and dialogue around Turkey’s role in the international community and issues of importance in the U.S.-Turkey bilateral relationship. Founded by a group of Turkish-Americans with backgrounds in business and community leadership, the THO and its Advisory Board of global scholars strive to foster a deep and comprehensive dialogue to strengthen the relationship between Turkey and the United States, as well as the larger international community.
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