DCAF - STRATIM start new paper series on Turkey's Syria policy

The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and STRATIM start a new paper series on Turkey's Syria policy. The project will produce eight papers dealing with various aspects of Turkey's Syria policy. The papers will examine what motivates Turkey's Syria policy as well as the role of external actors such as Russia and Iran. The Kurdish component of the Syria equation - with its domestic and regional implications - will also be dealt with. The papers will be published and disseminated by DCAF and STRATIM electronically in due course. 


STRATIM executive director speaks at Columbia University conference

STRATIM executive director Suat KINIKLIOGLU spoke at Columbia University's Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life (IRCPL) at the conference titled "Democracy and Religious Pluralism". KINIKLIOGLU underlined that Turkish democracy had turned authoritarian in the last 4 years. KINIKLIOGLU noted that the rule of law, pluralism and freedom of expression was seriously curtailed leading to a depressing situation in Turkey. He drew attention to the increasing polarization and tension in Turkish society. 


Kınıklıoğlu tapped as Chicago IOP fellow

The University of Chicago Institute of Politics today announced the eight Fellows who will come to campus during the Spring Quarter:

“Not only is this one of the largest groups of Fellows that we have ever welcomed to the IOP, it is more importantly one of the most diverse and dynamic,” IOP director David Axelrod said. “I look forward to these Fellows illuminating and inspiring our students on a wide range of issues during the coming months.” When they come to campus this quarter, the Fellows will interact with students and faculty, participate in public forums and, along with guests, lead off-the-record seminars on current political and public policy topics.

Kınıklıoğlu will discuss the profound and impactful policy changes in Turkey and the Middle East as the threat of ISIS and raging sectarianism grows. For more information about the IOP, visit http://politics.uchicago.edu and follow the IOP onFacebook and Twitter.

Executive Director of STRATIM Kiniklioglu commented to France 24

STRATIM Executive Director Suat Kiniklioglu was the guest of France 24 “Debate” program held on 14 October 2014. Kiniklioglu evaluated the events in Kobani and Turkey's position.