Columnist and Senior Editor, Zaman
Tensions between 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.
Sevgi Akarcesme started as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001. She later became a Research Assistant at Temple University in 2003 and later for the CSIS Turkey Project. In 2008 she moved on to become a Special Assistant at the Office of the President for the Republic of Turkey, later continuing on to become an advisor at the Center for Strategic Research at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is currently a columnist and senior editor at Zaman, Turkey’s largest newspaper.
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