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Forum on the Future of Islam

Forum on the Future of Islam

Rethink Institute has launched a new research program, Future of Islam, to debate and address the most critical questions, share ideas, and offer solutions to salient issues related to the future of Islam and Muslims. Forum on the Future of Islam has been established as the deliberative component of the program whereby prominent experts and leaders meet […]

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Turkish Parliamentary Elections – May 22, 2015

Turkish Parliamentary Elections – May 22, 2015

  Rethink Institute held a panel discussion on the upcoming Turkish elections, on May 22, 2015 on Capitol Hill. Turkish parliamentary elections will take place on Sunday, June 7, 2015. The elections will be nationwide general elections for 550 seats in the Turkish Parliament. The major issues that have permeated the electoral climate are the potential switch […]

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The Future of the Kurds in the Middle East – November 24, 2014.

The Future of the Kurds in the Middle East – November 24, 2014.

The threat of ISIS and the Kobane crisis have led to interesting developments in the region. Turkish government declared that it gives Peshmerga forces a passage to Kobane as a response to Washington’s approval of arms transfers to PYD. For the first time, White House publicly stated that PYD is different from PKK, and thus, […]

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Turkey’s New Political Economy and Risks Ahead – November 19, 2014

Turkey’s New Political Economy and Risks Ahead – November 19, 2014

For most of the past decade, Turkey’s economy has been an example of stable growth, fiscal discipline, and a heaven for foreign direct investment. In the last couple of years, however, the Turkish economy began to exhibit some problems largely due to political intrusions and overly populist policies. In 2014, most of the economic team […]

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Diminishing Press Freedom in Turkey – November 6, 2014

Diminishing Press Freedom in Turkey – November 6, 2014

On November 6, Rethink Institute hosted a panel discussion to release a major new report, Diminishing Press Freedom in Turkey. The report discusses that in the last couple of years, hundreds of journalists critical of the government were dismissed, significant number of media outlets was handed over to loyalists, some media owners were bought off […]

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Transatlantic Relations and Turkey – September 22, 2014

Transatlantic Relations and Turkey – September 22, 2014

Rethink Institute held a conversation on September 22, 2014, on Transatlantic Relations and Turkey with Sir Graham Watson, Leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament and Serdar Yesilyurt, EU Representative, TUSKON (moderated by Fevzi Bilgin, President, Rethink Institute).   The speakers shared their thoughts about the new challenges to transatlantic relations; Turkey’s corruption scandal; allegations on the Gulen […]

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Energy, Trade, and Development Forum – April 9, 2014

Energy, Trade, and Development Forum – April 9, 2014

  Rethink Institute held a multi-session forum under the theme “Energy, Trade and Development” during the 2014 Turkic American Convention, April 9, Washington DC . The forum explored economic opportunities and potential for partnership of the United States with the growing economies of Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Central Asian countries. For full transcript of the forum click here  […]

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Corruption Scandal and Political Crisis in Turkey – Jan 16, 2014

Corruption Scandal and Political Crisis in Turkey – Jan 16, 2014

Rethink Institute held a panel discussion on January 16, 2014, on the wide-ranging corruption inquiry  launched in Turkey on December 17, 2013. The inquiry quickly led to a political crisis thanks to a series of questionable moves by the government. Since then, thousands of police officers and bureaucrats have been reassigned. The government claims that […]

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