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Talking Turkey: The summer coup and its aftermath

University Square Stratford

Talking Turkey - The Summer Coup and its Aftermath


Kumru Baser, a distinguished journalist living in London, worked as a regional analyst for the BBC Turkish service for decades, currently working as a freelance journalist. Kumru is a long-standing activist for press freedom in Turkey. Kumru will talk on "Cracking down on the press in post-coup Turkey."

Dr Edel Hughes is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law at UEL and researches in the areas of international human rights law and public international law. She has a regional focus on Turkey and she will talk on "The state of emergency law in Turkey and the Kurdish peace process".

Bülent Gökay is Professor of International Relations at Keele University and the founding editor of the Journal of Global Fault-lines. Bülent will talk on "Turkey's authoritarian turn: A global fault-lines perspective."

Discussant and Chair: Vassilis K. Fouskas, Professor of International Politics & Economics, Director of STAMP and Editor of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Royal Docks School of Business and Law, UEL.

Thursday 15 December, 3-6pm.

Room USS G19-20, University Square Stratford, 1 Salway Road, London E1 4NS

This event is co-hosted by the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict and The Centre for the Study of States, Markets, and People.

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Thursday, 15 December 2016