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Friday, May 19 • 16:00 - 17:00
IPIWoCo Insight: Is Turkey "Growing More Distant"?

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Turkey – a challenge for EU diplomacy, a test for Europe’s democracy and a threat to freedom of the media and freedom of expression. Is this candidate for future EU membership growing more distant? As the EU and Turkey focus on internal challenges – the rise of populism shaking up Europe, Erdogan’s controversial reforms reshaping Turkey – are populists on both sides exploiting this political jumble? With political tensions rising, will Europe stand up for Turkey’s imprisoned journalists? Who will call on Erdogan to stop cracking down on free speech? What implications does this have for the future of Turkey and its relations with its neighbours and allies? How can we ensure that fundamental rights and freedoms are not left behind the next time these two sides try to talk to each other?
Organised in partnership with the European Foundation for Democracy

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Zeynep Erdim

Journalist, BBC World Turkey
Zeynep Erdim has covered Turkey and regional developments for the BBC since 2004. After her studies at Ankara University's Faculty of Communications, she worked for Turkish Daily News and UNICEF before joining the BBC. She is currently a field producer for BBC World News in Turkey. | | *Zeynep... Read More →

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Emre Kizilkaya

Digital Content Coordinator, Hurriyet
Emre Kizilkaya is a Turkish journalist based in Istanbul, currently working as the digital content coordinator of Hürriyet, Turkey's largest newspaper, and serving as the vice president of the International Press Institute's (IPI) Turkish National Committee. He previously worked as an editor at... Read More →
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Arne Lietz

Member of the European Parliament (SPD), European Parliament
Born in former East Germany, Arne Lietz began his political career as an academic assistant to Engelbert Wistuba, a member of the German Bundestag for the Social Democratic Party (SPD), in 2007. He joined the SPD in 2008 and worked as a consultant to the Mayor of Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Eckhard Naumann, from 2010-14. He was elected chair of the local SPD association of Wittenberg in 2011, and as chair of the regional SPD association of Wittenberg district in 2012. He was elected to the European Parliament in May 2014 and he has been the SPD representative for Sachsen-Anhalt since July 2014. As a member of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Lietz works on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Committee on Development. He is also a substitute on the European... Read More →
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Demir Murat Seyrek

Senior Policy Advisor, European Foundation for Democracy
Demir Murat Seyrek is senior policy advisor at the Brussels-based European Foundation for Democracy. His work focuses on prevention of radicalisation and the role that civil society can play in supporting vulnerable communities to build resilience from within. He also manages a p... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
House of the Patriotic Society (*Reimarus Room)

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