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Seminar: Tyrkiet og vesten (København)

DIIS inviterer til seminar, hvor Tyrkeits og vestens indbyrdes forhold diskuteres. En nødvendig alliance i en uroplaget region og en uforudsigelig verdensorden?


Onsdag, 13. december 2017 - 10:30 til 12:00


DIIS - Danish Institute for International Studies, Auditorium, Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A, København Ø

Turkey’s relations with the West are passing through a difficult spell. As a long-time member of NATO, Turkey’s relation to NATO now arguably adds to the geopolitical challenges that both Turkey and NATO are experiencing. Turkey’s EU-relations have also faced a downturn of late where relations can seem to be kept on track out of mutual necessity, rather than want. The otherwise historic alignments between Turkey and the US also seem to grow increasingly out of sync leaving it more difficult than ever to keep the always-difficult balancing act between the two countries tenable.

In times such as these, it is helpful with a balanced and thorough analysis of Turkey’s relations with the Transatlantic community as well as a cool-headed assessment of the areas where Turkey and the West still benefit from continued cooperation.

During his many years of studying and analyzing developments in Turkey’s relations with the region and the rest of the world, Kemal Kirişci has been such an insightful and sobering voice. He has collected this experience and insight into a book, soon to be published as "Turkey and the West - Fault Lines in a Troubled Alliance".

At this DIIS seminar, Dr. Kiricsi will introduce his main thoughts on Turkey’s relations with the West, followed by a discussion with Journalist Lasse Ellegaard and DIIS researcher Jakob Lindgaard


Kemal Kirişci, TÜSIAD Senior Fellow and Director of The Turkey Project, Brookings

Lasse Ellegaard, Journalist and author

Jakob Lindgaard, Researcher, Foreign Policy, DIIS

Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke, Research Coordinator and Senior Researcher, DIIS


10.30-10.35: Welcome
Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke

10.35-11.00: Turkey’s troubled relations with the West
Kemal Kirişci

11.00-11.20: Discussion

  • Jakob Lindgaard
  • Lasse Ellegaard

11.20-12.00: Q&A with the audience
Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke

Practical information

The seminar will be in English and livestreamed on diis.dk.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Tuesday 12 December at 12.00 noon. Livestream does not require registration.

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