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UK's relations with Turkey examined by academics

28 October 2016

The Foreign Affairs Committee holds its first evidence session on the UK's relations with Turkey.


Tuesday 1 November 2016, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 3.00pm

  • Professor William Hale, Emeritus Professor, SOAS, University of London
  • Mr Ziya Meral, Resident Fellow, Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research
  • Mr Bill Park, Senior Lecturer, Defence Studies Department, King's College, University of London
  • Professor Rosemary Hollis, Professor of Middle East Policy Studies, City University.

Purpose of the session

During this introductory session of the inquiry, the Committee will hear about the key aspects of Turkey's foreign policy and domestic dynamics. These will include:

  • Turkey's foreign-policy objectives, and its role in regional security
  • Turkey's political direction, and the status of rights and freedoms in the country
  • The 15 July coup attempt, its perpetrators, and its consequences

Further information

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