Turkey Post Coup: What Now?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to discuss foreign affairs! And what better topic to tackle than Turkey. As you explore the complexities of Turkey, SIFA will provide free coffee and lunch! Welcome!

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

About the event

Turkey has been through a turbulent period the last two years. Since the unsuccessful military coup attempt in 2016 – the country has undergone notable changes in central aspects of its government. Subsequently, the nation has faced two years of state of emergency, major substitution of personnel in the defence and state apparatus, and a referendum that has given president Recep Tayyip Erdogan extensive power since his re-election was secured in June. 

This panel will discuss both domestic and international issues Turkey faces. Internally, the concern over civil liberties has been making headlines around the world. Internationally, sanctions against Turkey have placed its internal concerns on the international stage. As Turkey looks for allies in Iran and Russia, it is critical that we revisit Turkey's government and relationships.


  • Dr Özlem Belçim Galip, PhD. Kurdish Studies, School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford
  • Harr Tzimitras, Director. PRIO Cyprus Centre 
  • Joakim Parslow, Associate Professor at University of Oslo 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Published Dec. 3, 2018 10:57 AM - Last modified Dec. 3, 2018 10:57 AM