Hugh Pope, Turkey/Cyprus Project Director for the International Crisis Group (ICG), discussed the issue of recent speculation regarding Turkey’s “shift away from the West.”

Hugh Pope is Turkey/Cyprus Project Director for the conflict-prevention organization, International Crisis Group, Prior to his appointment as Director in 2007, Pope was a foreign correspondent for 25 years, primarily covering Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia for The Wall Street Journal. Born in South Africa, Pope received a B.A. in Oriental Studies (Persian and Arabic) from Oxford University. His publications include Turkey Unveiled: a History of Modern Turkey and Sons of the Conquerors:The Rise of the Turkic World, which the Economist cited as one of the best books of the year.