Westminster Debate ‘Turkey at the Crossroads: How to overcome Challenges?’
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Westminster Debate ‘Turkey at the Crossroads: How to overcome Challenges?’

Westminster Debate ‘Turkey at the Crossroads: How to overcome Challenges?’

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The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is pleased to invite you to a public forum with Mr Cenk Sidar, Founder and CEO of Sidar Global Advisors (SGA), a Washington, DC-based global macro research and strategic advisory firm.

This event is kindly hosted and chaired by George Howarth MP for Knowsley.

Please see speaker biography below.

The event will take place between 7-9PM on Thursday 18th October 2016 in Committee Room 9, House of Commons.

Following the failed coup attempt on July 15, Turkey is facing a barrage of institutional, security, economic, and democratic pressures. What are those challenges and how will Turkey respond to those major pressures? Will Turkey be able to address the Kurdish conflict, the economic crisis, and the threat of the Islamic State? Vulnerabilities in the Turkey do not only impose risks to Turkey but also to the wider region. In this discussion, Sidar will analyse all these instability factors and provide general policy recommendations to overcome these challenges and make Turkey as a source of stability in the region.

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Speaker Biography

Cenk Sidar is the founder and CEO of Sidar Global Advisors (SGA), a Washington, DC-based global macro research and strategic advisory firm that has been assisting top financial institutions, governments and multinational corporations investing in emerging/frontier markets since 2009. In November 2015 elections, Sidar was a MP Candidate from the main opposition, Republican People`s Party (CHP). Since 2012, Sidar has been advising the leader of CHP on foreign policy and economic issues and represented the party in various international platforms.

Sidar has written for, been interviewed by, and worked with the world's leading newspapers and media organizations, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Bloomberg, Foreign Policy, CCTV and Al Jazeera. Sidar has also addressed audiences around the world, including at Carnegie, Bard, Cornell, Tufts, Johns Hopkins (SAIS) and CFR. Sidar holds an MA degree in international economics and international relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, a postgraduate degree in European studies from SAIS’s Bologna Center in Italy, and a BA degree in business administration and international relations from the Istanbul Bilgi University.  In 2012, Sidar has been selected as one of the top 99 foreign policy leaders under 33 in the world by the Diplomatic Courier and the Young Foreign Policy Professionals. He is a member of the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Advisory Council, Atlantic Council, Turkish Social Democracy Foundation (SODEV), Atlantik-Brucke e. V., the European Young Leaders Program, the Jean Monnet Program, the Project Interchange Alumni, and the American Academy of Achievement. He is fluent in English and German.

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