October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Great Decisions Interest Group: New members are welcome to join. Contact group Co-Chair Donna Carty with any questions and for information on how to order the 2018 Great Decisions Briefing Book at email@example.com or 239-784-7734.
Topic 5 – Great Decisions Book 2018 – “Turkey – A Partner in Crisis”
Discussion Leader – Pat Croker
Of all NATO allies, Turkey represents the most daunting challenge for the Trump administration. In the wake of a failed military coup in July 2016, the autocratic trend in Ankara took a turn for the worse. One year on, an overwhelming majority of the population considers the United States to be their country’s greatest security threat. In this age of worsening “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West, even more important than its place on the map is what Turkey symbolically represents as the most institutionally Westernized Muslim country in the world.