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November 24, 2011

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Kurdish Studies Seminar 

Work in progress: Turkey’s democratization process

Speaker: Ms Nicole Pope (author & journalist -former Turkey correspondent for the French daily Le Monde Newspaper, columnist at the Turkish daily Today’s Zaman) 

Chair: Dr Janroj Keles of London Metropolitan University  

Date and Time: 1.12. 2011 @18:00pm  Venue: SOAS’ Phillips Building, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG 

Organised by Kurdish Studies and Students Organization (KSSO) and Kurdish Society at SOAS (KSSOAS) 

Kurdish Studies seminars are open to interested students, academics and people who are interested in Kurdish matters 

Seminar abstract 

Seen as a rising regional power in the light of the Arab awakening, can Turkey address domestic shortcomings to complete its own democratic transition?  

Speaker Biography 

Nicole Pope is a Swiss journalist and writer based in Istanbul. She worked for 15 years as Turkey correspondent for the French daily Le Monde and published articles in other international publications. She currently writes a column for the Turkish daily Today’s Zaman and pursues a career as an independent analyst and writer. She is the author of Honor Killings in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, January 2012) and the co-author of Turkey Unveiled: a History of Modern Turkey (updated 4th edition, December 2011). She holds an MA in International and Community Development. 

Further information at www.ksso.org.uk or mc@ksso.org.uk 

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