Feb. 11, 2014
Boston Public Library - Commonwealth Salon
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
Lenore G. Martin, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science, Emmanuel College Associate, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Mine Gencel Bek, Ph.D. Professor of Journalism, Ankara University Visiting Fulbright Professor, MIT
Turkey, a nation that bridges East and West, faces new challenges in its bid for EU membership as Prime Minister Erdogan's administration is embroiled in a number of controversies stemming from accusations of corruption. The government's response has drawn criticism from within the country and without over interference in the judicial system and intimidation of the press. After a year that has seen protests across the country, the path Turkey's government takes now will greatly influence its prospects for integration with the West and its strategic role in the region. Bring your questions for our expert panelists!