27.02.2017

Erdoğan – the new father of Turkey?

A De Balie affiliate debate
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Dictator-in-waiting or man of the people? De Balie look at Erdoğan's rise to power and discuss Turkey's future under his leadership after a year full of turmoil. In the midst of regional conflict, is Turkey now on its way to becoming a dictatorship or is Erdoğan the new father of the people and a figure of stability in troubled times?
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13.01.2017

Democracy in Europe: Hungary

A De Balie affiliate debate
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Illiberal democracy De Balie start the new year and their Democracy in Europe series by looking at Hungary. With, amongst others, the Princeton scholar Kim Lane Scheppele, they analyse recent anti-democratic developments in Hungary and ask what lessons can be learnt from these developments in other European states. Watch the recording!

22-23.10.2016

Battle of Ideas 2016: free speech allowed

An Institute of Ideas affiliate festival
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Out of the echo chamber This year's Battle of Ideas focuses on free speech, but looks at a myriad of different areas from Brexit and Trump through to coups in Brazil and Turkey and tensions in and with Eastern Europe. Join 400-plus speakers in London's Barbican for a debating festival of considerable breadth, which demands that its audiences challenge and be challenged! Watch the recordings!

15.09.2016

The state of Turkey

A London Review of Books and Index on Censorship affiliate discussion
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Inside the modern Turkish state Turkey is a state of global scale and of utmost importance for Europe and the Middle East, but what do we actually know about the Turkish state, its evolution and society? A discussion with Turkish authors and political commentators on how the modern state of Turkey came about and what its population on both sides of the main current political divides thinks. Listen to the recording!

12.09.2016

Turkey beyond the headlines

An Index on Censorship and Asia House affiliate discussion
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From inside out With Turkey seemingly never far from the headlines, Index editor Rachael Jolley talks to Kaya Genç about his new book and Turkey's social, historical and geographical dividing lines. Join us as we delve into Turkey and look to find out more about people's concerns within the country
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15.06.2016

Illiberal democracy: the future of freedom

A Free Word and Index on Censorship TTT debate
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What is Europe? While many refugees fled to Europe in 2015, seeking sanctuary within its liberal democracies, many of these same democracies today find themselves in decline, with one of their head's openly speaking of his desire to create an "illiberal state". How has this situation come about, what can we do about it and what does Europe stand for nowadays?
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10-11.03.2016

The next reset? The West and Russia between the Crimea and ISIS

A Krytyka Polityczna affiliate debate
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The sacrificial lamb? As geopolitical interests converge, Russia has been begrudgingly accepted back into the international fold. But what of the forgotten shadow war in Eastern Europe? Could conflict in the Middle East and its knock on effect in terms of immigration to Europe lead to a favourable compromise for Russia in the Donbass region and the Crimea?
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24.06.2014

The perception of the judiciary and the relationship between the rule of law and social insecurities

A Depo TTT debate
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The rule of law On the 24th June Depo looked at Turkey's judiciary and how it is generally perceived within Turkey, looking into both the bases for the present perceptions and their recent evolution. Suavi Aydın and Berke Özenç subsequently assessed what impact these perceptions have upon social confidence and the ways in which people in Turkey lead their lives.
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28.03.2014

Social insecurities and security politics

A Depo TTT debate
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Do you feel secure? Depo looks at Turkey's security politics, taking in their origin, consolidation and present development: how much do people trust their institutions and what impact do these levels of trust have upon how confident people in Turkey feel in their everyday lives? Watch the video highlights!

19.10.2012

How non-members see the EU

A Depot TTT debate
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EU Expansion What sort of prospects does European Union membership still have to offer, are countries on the European fringe still casting envious glances in our direction or are they starting to look elsewhere? Representatives from Switzerland and Turkey discuss their countries changing attitudes to the EU.
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