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Event 

The Kurdish Question in Turkey: Domestic and Regional Challenges
Title:
The Kurdish Question in Turkey: Domestic and Regional Challenges
When:
28.07.2016 19.00 h
Where:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine) - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Lecturer:
Dr Costas Laoutides
Entry: FREE

Synopsis

The resumption of armed violence between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), after the collapse of the ceasefire in 2015, has put the Kurdish question into a dark period of uncertainty.

The polarization of the domestic political discourse is increasing and therefore political dissent on any contentious issues, including, of course, the Kurdish question, is dealt by Ankara in a heavy-handed fashion. These developments in combination with the recent failed coup against Turkish President Erdogan and Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian civil war create an explosive mix of instability in Turkey and the region.

The presentation  will analyse the domestic and regional challenges vis-a-vis the Kurdish question in Turkey and its neighbouring region and will consider some possible scenarios that might evolve from the current situation.


Bio

Dr Costas Laoutides in a Lecturer in International Relations, Deakin University. He holds a PhD in International Politics, Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystywth, and a Masters in International Conflict Analysis, University of Kent at Canterbury. He was granted the EH Carr Scholarship for doctoral studies, Aberystwyth and an Economic and Social Research Council Scholarship for advanced postgraduate studies, Kent. He is the author of “Self-Determination and Collective Responsibility in the Secessionist Struggle” (Ashgate) and editor of “Territorial Separatism in Global Politics” (Routledge).


Sponsors

We'd like to thank the following donors: Dimitris Kalodimos.

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2016 seminar sponsors

 

Note: Sorry, the "Steven Vasilakis - An Archaeological Approach from the Sea" has been cancelled and has been replaced with this seminar instead.

Venue

Venue:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine)   -   Website
Street:
168 Lonsdale Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

The Mezzanine floor (press "M" in the elevator) of Greek Centre Melbourne - located at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets in Melbourne, Australia.

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