Suat Kınıklıoğlu spoke at the Körber History Forum 2018 about Neo-Ottomanism

May 29, 2018: Suat Kınıklıoğlu spoke at the Körber History Forum 2018 in Berlin about contemporary Turkey and the influence of Neo-Ottomanism. The content of the panel discussion follows below.

The seductive splendour of the empire: Turkish Neo-Ottomanism and its consequences for Europe and the Middle East

In 1923, the Treaty of Lausanne marked the end of the Turkish War of Independence under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the birth of modern Turkey within its current national borders. Under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Ottoman legacy in Turkey has recently undergone a systematic revival. What significance do the Ottoman Empire and its history have for Turkey today? What does Neo-Ottomanism mean for European-Turkish relations and for neighbouring countries in the region?

Suat Kınıklıoğlu, Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm

Abdulhamit Kırmızı, Istanbul Şehir University, Istanbul

İlber Ortaylı, Galatasaray University, Istanbul

Eugene Rogan, St. Antony’s College, Oxford

Moderator: Almut Wieland-Karimi, Centre for International Peace Operations, Berlin

For more information, have a look the Körber History Forum’s website.