Turkey's Turn? April 10-11, 2014 The Fletcher School

Turkey's Turn?

Thank you for attending Turkey's Turn? Perennial Linchpin or Emerging Hub?, hosted by The Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) and The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies. The conference brought together heads of state, industry leaders, observers, analysts and policymakers to ask the question:

Will Turkey remain the perennial linchpin or “break out” to become an emerging hub in the region?  

Over two days, we explored key themes contributing to Turkey’s unique geopolitical and security context, opportunities for investment and Turkey's role as a hub for private enterprise and an energy bridge in its region. Please stay tuned for photos and insights gleaned from the event.

Turkey in the News

Washington Post Hurriyet Daily News logo The New York Times Logo
In Turkey, prime minister's party comes out on top in municipal elections
Washington Post
Turkey unblocks Twitter, but concerns remain
Hürriyet Daily News
The Ottoman Revival Is Over (Op-Ed)
New York Times

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Daron Acemoglu

Conference speaker Daron Acemoglu, Author of Why Nations Fail, speaks with Alex Christie-Miller of the Christian Science Monitor at "Turkey's Turn?"

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Ali Babacan at Fletcher

Ali Babacan speaking at The Fletcher School in 2012

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Ali Babacan at Fletcher in April 2012.

Why Turkey Now?

Dean James Stavridis

"The key question is not whether Turkey will play a global role, but rather what is the Turkish role globally."

Admiral James Stavridis, USN
Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO