Great Decisions: Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

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Event:
Great Decisions: Turkey: A Partner in Crisis
Start:
March 8, 2018 6:30 PM
End:
March 8, 2018 8:30 PM
Category:
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Organizer:
Tania Hajjar
Phone:
970-249-9656 (ext. 3)
Updated:
January 3, 2018
Venue:
Montrose Regional Library Meeting Room
Address:
320 S. 2nd St. , Montrose, CO, 81401, United States

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.  Developed by the Foreign Policy Association, the program intends to engage communities and broaden public involvement in foreign affairs.  The Foreign Policy Association provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year.  Participants will view a related DVD and then participate in a discussion, led by Barbara Krebs of the League of Women Voters.  A briefing book is available at the library for check out or purchase.  The group meets on Thursday evenings February 1 through March 22, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Montrose Library Meeting Room.

Of all NATO allies, Turkey represents the most daunting challenge for the Trump administration. In the wake of a failed military coup in July 2016, the autocratic trend in Ankara took a turn for the worse. One year on, an overwhelming majority of the population considers the United States to be their country’s greatest security threat. In this age of a worsening “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West, even more important than its place on the map is what Turkey symbolically represents as the most institutionally Westernized Muslim country in the world.

 

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