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Regional Perspective: Turkey in Transition

March 13, 2006

CIS convened a public forum on “Turkey’s Turbulent Road to the EU,” cosponsored with and held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. The distinguished panel discussed a wide range of topics: Turkey’s relations with Iraq and Iran, its human rights record, the effect of the EU on Turkey’s political system, and other regional issues.

The discussion can be viewed at the Wilson Center’s site:

This was the first in a series of inquiries about the broader region affecting the future of the Gulf.



Zehra Arat
Professor of Political Science and Women’s Studies, Purchase College, State University of New York; recent IREX fellowship recipient focusing on human rights in Turkey

Lenore Martin
Professor and Chair of Political Science at Emmanuel College, and Research Associate at Harvard University; coeditor and coauthor of The Future of Turkish Foreign Policy

John Sitilides
Chairman, Board of Advisors, Southeast Europe Project, Woodrow Wilson Center
Mario Zucconi
Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Professor of International Relations, University of Urbino, Italy; Scholar at the Ethnobarometer in Rome, Italy

John Tirman (convenor)
Executive Director, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



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