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A Roundtable Of Granite Staters On The Turmoil In Turkey


Protests against the Prime Minister Erdogan continue this week after a violent crackdown sparked national protests. While some point to the Arab Spring as a comparison, a secular Turkey is its own special case. We’ll look at what’s happening in the region, and implication for American foreign policy.


  • Aykut Kilinc: A Ph.D. candidate at UNH, he studies US-Turkish relations and is from Istanbul.
  • Wayne Lesperance: Political Science Professor at New England College, studies international relations and US foreign policy
  • Zeynep Turkyilmaz: History Professor at Dartmouth College, Istanbul native, currently in Istanbul