This event is the fourth in a series of six entitled "Turkey Today" to be held at University of North Carolina during academic year 2016-2017.
There will be a coffee hour starting at 4:30pm that students, faculty, staff and members of the general public are welcome to attend. A public lecture will follow at 5:30pm.
In the talk, Cüneyt Özdemir will reflect on the recent political developments in Turkey and his own career trajectory as journalist. His analysis will include the 2016 coup attempt, the series of terrorist attacks by ISIL and the Kurdish guerrillas, and the tightening grip of the government on media and the public sphere. This discussion will evaluate Turkey’s shifting position in relation to the European Union and new ambitions for a leadership position in the Middle East.
Cüneyt Özdemir is a Turkish journalist who has worked extensively on politics in Turkey and globally since the 1990s. He is one of the founders of CNN Turk and the host of the daily evening news program 5N1K that has been running on CNN Turk over 18 years. He has interviewed many world leaders and famous figures and reported from war zones, sporting events, fashion weeks, and local and international hotspots. He wrote a daily column for Radikal, a major Turkish daily, between 2011 and 2014. He founded Dipnot TV production company in 2008, which produced many TV shows and documentaries and launched Turkey’s first digital magazine, Dipnot tablet in 2009. In addition, he has authored over 13 books about Turkish politics.
This event is co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, the Department of Geography, and the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.
Read more here: http://europe.unc.edu/event/turkey-today-spring-lecture-1/