The Significance of Media Freedom for Democracy: Turkish Case


Tensions between the Russia and the West are being overshadowed by major developments Turkey, a country that has been long revered as a beacon of democracy in the Muslim world. A corruption scandal has shaken the nation, causing the government to clampdown on the Internet and Twitter, testing the boundaries of this civil society. Can Turkey maintain its reputation as a democratic leader amid the controversy?

Join Sevgi Akarcesme, columnist and senior editor at Zaman, Turkey’s largest newspaper, as she discusses how this situation is being portrayed in the media and its potential effects on Turkey’s foreign policy and the country’s relationships with the Middle East and in the United States.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
7:00 PM

Lee Auditorium
Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

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