Turkey’s Democratic Backsliding: The US and EU Response


Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:15pm


124 Mt Auburn Street, Room 105, Suite 160S (First Floor)

Join Ash Center Democracy in Hard Places Fellow Dr. Amanda Sloat for a discussion on U.S. and EU responses to Turkey's democratic backsliding. 

Turkey is facing internal and external threats, including the aftermath of a July 2016 coup attempt and the destabilizing effects of the Syrian war. At the same time, Turkey's domestic politics are becoming increasingly authoritarian with narrowing space for political opposition, free media, and civil society. With mistrust growing on both sides, Turkey is near an all-time low in its relations with the west. This talk will discuss the challenges currently facing Turkey, as well as the policy options available to the US and EU in response.