Turkey’s Presidential Elections 2014 - What do they mean for Turkey’s democratization process, the Kurdish question and Turkey’s foreign policy?
Turkey’s Presidential elections in August 2014 offer an opportunity to evaluate the country’s progress under the rule of Mr. Erdogan for the past 12 years and to discuss Turkey’s political, economic and social transformations.
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Turkey’s Presidential elections in August 2014 offer an opportunity to evaluate the country’s progress under the rule of Mr. Erdogan for the past 12 years and to discuss Turkey’s political, economic and social transformations. One of the top priorities on Turkey’s political agenda is the Kurdish question and the peace effort with the PKK. Where does it stand today and how will it be impacted by recent domestic political developments in Turkey? As part of the discussion, speakers will also address the potential restructuring of the relationship between the new president and the parliament as well as the possibility of a new constitution and judicial reform. Finally, the panelists will take a look at Turkey’s foreign policy and its critical role in transforming regional conflicts.
Former Senior Research Associate and Head of the Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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