OPEN TO ALL: Book Launch - Contemporary Turkey in Conflict

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RUSI is hosting a panel discussion followed by the book launch of Contemporary Turkey in Conflict, written by Professor Tahir Abbas.

The book Contemporary Turkey in Conflict focuses on new perspectives on ethnic relations, Islam and neoliberalism that have emerged in Turkey since the rise of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002. The book explores how issues of political trust, social capital and intolerance towards minorities have characterised Turkey in the early years of the 21st-century. It shows how a radical neoliberal economic and conservative outlook has materialised, leading to a clash over the religious, political and cultural direction of Turkey, which are defining the future of the nation.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Tahir Abbas, Senior Research Fellow, RUSI
  • Dr Bill Kissane, Associate Professor in Politics, London School of Economics
  • Bill Park, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Defence Studies, King’s College London

The panel discussion and subsequent questions and answers session will be chaired by Dr Mohammed Elshimi, Research Analyst at RUSI.

The event will be from 1100-1230, with tea and coffee served from 1030.

There will also be the opportunity to purchase the book Contemporary Turkey in Conflict.

If you would like to attend this event, please register using the "Register Now" button above. If you have any other queries please contact Lieke Bos at

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