Marshall Center Holds Seminar Exploring Turkish Policy Under New Government
The Marshall Center organized an online Regional Security Seminar (RSS) exploring Turkey’s reorientation of foreign and security policy after the elections in May 2023.
After the elections, Turkish President Erdogan secured his third term of presidency and appointed a new “technocratic” government consist of individuals with moderate and technical backgrounds. RSS examined the early indications of foreign and security policy changes under the new government and assessed Turkey’s approaches to various regional security challenges including the war in Ukraine, support to Sweden’s NATO membership, balancing between Russia and the West, developments in the Middle East and its relations with Russia and China.
The event was moderated by Dr. Cüneyt Gürer, professor of Transnational Security Studies at the GCMC, and panelists, Ambassador Dr. Michael Sahlin, distinguished Associate Fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute European Security Programme and Dr. Yevgeniya Gaber, a Ukrainian foreign policy expert and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Turkey provided insights to better understand Turkey’s foreign policy reorientation and made assessments on the possible policy actions in the future.
For more information and about the key takeaways of the event: Regional Security Seminar: Turkish Foreign and Security Policy Under the New Government.