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Turkey with the Brakes Off: What Does Erdogan's Victory Mean?

SAIS - John Hopkins University
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Turkey’s ruling AKP restored its majority in parliament on November 1. But the election was held after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan refused to accept the June 7 election’s results, sabotaged efforts to form a coalition government, relaunched war in the country’s southeast—and after a massive suicide bombing in Ankara.

Will this election stabilize Turkey? What does this election mean for Turkey’s regional posture, and what kind of partner will it be for the U.S.?

Speakers at this forum drew from Turkey Transformed, a recently published study in which CACI scholars partnered with the Bipartisan Policy Center to investigate Turkey’s transformation under Erdogan.


Amb. Eric S. Edelman
Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Svante E. Cornell
Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

Blaise Misztal
Director of National Security, BPC

John Hannah
Senior Counselor, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

Alan Makovsky
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress



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