February 26, 2010, 2:40 pm - December 5, 2022, 7:29 am


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The Center for Turkish Studies at the Middle East Institute is proud to host Orhan Kemal Cengiz, the President of the Human Right Agenda Association in Turkey, for a discussion on the most heated debate on civil-military relations in Turkey.

Can the current political situation in Turkey be characterized as a power struggle between the "secularist military" and the "Islamist government?" If so, what might the future of that struggle look like? Is the government exaggerating the role of Ergenekon, the alleged "shadow government", in order to wage a larger battle against the secular establishment? Join us for more questions and answers on the civil-military struggle in contemporary Turkey.