What’s Left of Turkish Democracy?


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Registration is closed.


Howard Eissenstat
Associate Professor, St. Lawrence University;
POMED Nonresident Senior Fellow and author of
the POMED report “Erdogan as Autocrat: A Very Turkish Tragedy

Nicholas Danforth
Senior Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center

Amanda Sloat
Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School;
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Southern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Affairs, 2013-2016

Amberin Zaman
Columnist, Al-Monitor


Amy Hawthorne
Deputy Director for Research, POMED


In the aftermath of Turkey’s April presidential referendum, many commentators declared the end of Turkish democracy. More recently, a much publicized attack by Turkish presidential bodyguards on protesters in Washington brought home to many Americans just how brutal Erdogan’s government has become.

With U.S.-Turkish relations as tense as ever, how can the United States respond? Does Turkish society have any hope of reversing the country’s authoritarian slide, and if so, what role can Washington play?

Wednesday, June 21
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

To attend, please register by 5 p.m. on June 20.
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