In an uncertain world, is Turkey still our partner?
Session: Over the centuries Turkey has been Europe’s predominant military power and its first line of defence against communism. It has been prophesied as the first Muslim-majority member of EU and the stage of the next Islamist revolution after Iran. This session will explore why the West has long struggled to understand Turkey — and why Turkey is such a difficult country to understand.
Bio: Michael Sercan Daventry is a British-Turkish journalist based in London. He is the foreign editor of the weekly Jewish Chronicle and a TV journalist for Euronews. He also often appears on broadcast outlets to provide commentary and analysis on developments in Turkey, and as a day-to-day reporter and contributor to newspapers, agencies and websites.