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MES and PARCC present: Soner Cagaptay

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Soner Cagaptay on "Turkish Foreign Policy and the Syrian War."

Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute. He has written extensively on Turkish domestic politics and U.S.-Turkish relations, publishing in scholarly journals and major international print media, such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and New York Times. He is a contributor to CNN's Global Public Square blog. A historian by training, Dr. Cagaptay wrote his doctoral dissertation at Yale University (2003) on Turkish nationalism. He has taught courses at different academic institutions including Yale, Princeton, Georgetown University, and Smith College.

Dr. Cagaptay is the author of Islam, Secularism, and Nationalism in Modern Turkey: Who is a Turk? (2006), and Turkey Rising: The 21st Century's First Muslim Power (2013).

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Sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs and the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC)

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