1927 Map of Turkey, Kitabhane-i Sudi, Alaaddin Matbaası

Turkey’s Future: Democracy or Autocracy?

Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

Turkey’s recent failed military coup and President Erdogan’s subsequent crackdown have threatened the country’s democracy. Asli Bâli, director of the Center for Near Eastern Studies at UCLA, Max Hoffman, associate director for the National Security and International Policy team at the Center for American Progress, and Aaron Stein, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, discuss the political and global fallout from July’s tumultuous events. Moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, documentary filmmaker, and KPFK 90.7 FM radio host.

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