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.