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Events and Appearances - Aykan Erdemir

June 2017

Arming the Kurds: Implications for U.S.-Turkish Relations

7th June 2017 - 12:15 PM

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a lunch discussion, Arming the Kurds: Implications for U.S.-Turkish Relations, which featured Luke Coffey, Director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation; Aykan Erdemir, Senior Fellow at FDD; David Pollock, Kaufman Fellow and Director of Project Fikra at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and Amberin Zaman, columnist at Al-Monitor and advisory board member for FDD's Turkey Program. John Hannah, FDD Senior Counselor, moderated the discussion.

April 2017

The ‘New Turkey’ and its Discontents

7th April 2017 - 12:00 PM

On April 16, Turkey will hold a historic referendum to determine the future of its democracy. After 14 years in power, Turkey’s Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to cement his one-man rule and shield himself from political and legal challenges. But Erdogan’s hold on power is not a certainty. Following widespread domestic protests, embarrassing graft probes, and last summer’s failed coup attempt, Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP)-led government is now perceived by many to be increasingly corrupt and authoritarian.

July 2016

After the Failed Coup: Prospects for Turkish Stability and the U.S.-Turkey Alliance

21st July 2016 - 12:00 PM

In light of this weekend's failed coup attempt and the ongoing instability in Turkey, FDD hosted a timely lunch conversation on Thursday, July 21 at 12:00pm with director of the Wilson Center's Middle East Program Henri Barkey; former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman; former Turkish MP Aykan Erdemir;  and founding director of The Middle East Institute’s Center for Turkish Studies Gönül Tol. The conversation was moderated by John Hannah.

May 2016

Turkey’s One-Man Show: Erdoğan’s Agenda After Davutoğlu

16th May 2016 - 12:00 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ouster of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu last week raises serious questions about Turkey’s political trajectory, its role in the Middle East, its relations with the European Community, and its participation in NATO.

November 2015

Turkey After Snap Elections: Chaos or Reconciliation?

5th November 2015 - 12:00 PM

As Turkey heads to snap elections on November 1, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is hoping to restore its parliamentary majority lost in June. Hinged on the election results is not only the make-up  of the next government, but also Turkey’s waning economy, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's quest for increased power, the Kurdish peace process, and prospects for national reconciliation and  Turkey's role in the Syrian war.

September 2015

A View from Turkey: Snap Elections, Kurds, and the Islamic State

21st September 2015 - 12:00 PM

Please join FDD for a timely conversation with Tulin Daloglu, Amb. Eric Edelman, and Aykan Erdemir. The conversation will be moderated by John Hannah.