*State, Development and Political Geography in Contemporary Turkey*
Dr. Faik Gür, assistant professor of the School of Social Sciences, Department of International Relations at Ozyegin University
To understand modern Turkey and its response to global issues, one must follow the way in which the business class emerged and accumulated capital, and the type of enterprises and value chains they generated since the foundation of the Republic of Turkey, says Dr. Gür. Understanding “business history” is one of the most essential ways of making sense out of what happened in the last two decades in Turkey. Drawing on historical and sociological accounts this talk will shed light on the relationship between politics and economy in contemporary Turkey. This event is co-sponsored by the International Relations & Journalism departments.