Turkey has been going through a tumultuous period after the 2018 presidential elections. How does the new political system manage communal tensions and social cohabitation in Turkey? What are the reasons and actors that radicalize or de-radicalize communal tensions in Turkey? What are the prospects for conflict resolution initiatives in Turkey? Which factors help to sustain social cohesion and diversity in Turkey?

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Jenny White, Professor of Turkish Studies, SUITS

Cengiz Candar, Distinguished Associate Fellow, SUITS

Ayse Betül Celik, Professor of Political Science and Conflict Resolution, Sabanci University

Bitte Hammargren, Middle East analyst and journalist

Kerem Oktem, Professor at Southeast European Studies and Modern Turkey, the University of Graz

The seminar will be moderated by Paul. T. Levin, Director of SUITS