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Expert will discuss Turkey's commitment to fighting ISIS

"Turkey: A Reliable Ally to Combat ISIS?" will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. in 208 White Hall.

Sinan Ciddi, executive director of the Institute of Turkish Studies and visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University, will give the talk. A reception will follow.

Currently, Turkey has been fighting against both the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Islamic State (ISIS), its enemy at the border of Syria.

While the Turkish government says it is ready to fight all enemies of its national interest, many observers believe it is more interested in one enemy than the other. Ciddi will discuss the questions of which enemy Turkey might perceive as a more prominent threat and whether Turkey is a reliable ally to combat ISIS.

Ciddi is an expert on Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy. He was born in Turkey and educated in the United Kingdom.

This talk is free and open to the public, but guests should register online to attend.

Ciddi's talk is presented by the Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning and co-sponsored by the American-Turkish Friendship Council and Emory College of Arts and Sciences.

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