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How is Turkey's Place in the Broader Turkic World Changing?

Date & Time

Feb. 20, 2024
11:00am – 12:00pm ET


Online Only


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Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991, Turkey began to reengage with its Turkic neighbors in the South Caucasus and Central Asia. It opened Turkish schools - many of which have since closed. It also forged political alliances, such as the Organization of Turkic States, which is continuing to add new members, and provide security assistance to many of the countries in the region. This moderated panel discussion will examine Turkey’s social, cultural, political, economic, and other influences on the South Caucasus and Central Asia over the last thirty years from the perspective of the South Caucasus and Central Asian states themselves.

This event is co-sponsored with the Oxus Society and is a part of the Kennan Institute’s spotlight on the Caucasus & Central Asia.


Assel Tutumlu

Assel Tutumlu

Associate Professor, Political Science, Near East University
Melhia Altunisik

Meliha Altunışık

Professor, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University in Ankara
Orhan Gafarli

Orhan Gafarli

Assistant Professor, Political Science Faculty, Ankara University

Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform US foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

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