Turkey’s changing role in in the New Middle East

Friday, 20 February 2015

Professor Hüseyin Bağcı (left) and GPES Director Professor Barrie Axford

[caption id="attachment_4878" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Professor Hüseyin Bağcı (left) and GPES Director Professor Barrie Axford[/caption] On 21 January 2015, the Centre welcomed Professor Hüseyin Bağcı, Head of International Relations at Middle East technical University in Ankara, and a noted media commentator in his native Turkey. Professor Bagci rehearsed some of the subtle and not so subtle shifts in Turkey’s role as a regional power in light of the continuing saga of EU membership, the Syrian crisis and the part played by terrorism in the  post-9/11 world. [caption id="attachment_4879" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Prof Bağcı addresses an audience of faculty and students Prof Bağcı addresses an audience of faculty and students[/caption]