The challenges of the topic of Turkey and the Middle East.


The Muslim world is having challenges and difficulties especially in the Middle East countries, including but not limited Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Palestine.

To better understand these situations, we would like to invite you to a talk by Mr. Kerim Balci, who is a well-known academician and journalist, on December 15 th at 12:00 pm in Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He will be joining us from Turkey. We will talk about the challenges of the topic of Turkey and the Middle East.


December 15, 2014 , Monday
12:00 PM


Humphrey School of Public

HHH 205 – Freeman Commons
Affairs | 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455


Turkish writer, journalist and academician Kerim Balci (b. 1971) is recently the editor in chief of Turkish Review, a bimonthly journal published by Zaman Media Group of Turkey. Balci is a frequent columnist in El-Arabiya, Today’s Zaman and Zaman dailies, both the largest circulating newspapers in their boulevards, and correspondents to several local and international TV channels on issues related to the Middle East.

Kerim Balci studied Physics and Political Science and International Relations in the Bosporus University of Turkey. He has an MA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the city where he served as the representative of Zaman Turkish Daily for eight years. Balci is currently a PhD candidate at the Durham University of the UK on linguistic philosophy.

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