Turkish Twilight: How Erdoğan Gov’t Cornered Itself at Home and Abroad


The Labour Party Annual Conference 2021

CEFTUS & Ahval Fringe: Turkish Twilight: How Erdoğan Gov’t Cornered Itself at Home and Abroad

Chair: Siobhain McDonagh MP

Speaker: Prof Erdi Öztürk

Speaker: George Howarth MP 

Speaker: Fabian Hamilton MP

Speaker: Bambos Charalambous MP

Speaker: Simon Dubbins

🎫 Tickets are free, but booking is required via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/166871127033

This event is in the secure zone, so you will need a conference pass to access it.

🗓 Date: Saturday, 25 September 2021

⏳ Time: 15:30 – 16:20

📍Location: Gloucester Room, Hilton Brighton Metropole, Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU

Please note: This event will be recorded for distribution through CEFTUS and its partners’ social media channels. All audience members agree to the possibility of appearing on these recordings by virtue of attending the event or participating in the event.

Dr. Ahmet Erdi Öztürk is an associate professor and Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow at Coventry University in the UK and GIGA in Germany (between 2021-2023) and at London Metropolitan University. He is also an associate researcher (Chercheur Associé) at Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes and Non-Residence Scholar at ELIAMEP’s Turkey Programme. He is the co-editor of Edinburg University Press’ Series on Modern Turkey and editor of International Journal of Religion. He was a Swedish Institute Pre and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), at Linköping University, Scholar in Residence at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He is the author of more than 25 peer-review journal articles, numerous policy reports, opinion pieces and co-editor of four special issues on religion and politics and Turkish politics. Dr. Öztürk is the co-editor of Authoritarian Politics in Turkey: Elections, Resistance and the AKP (IB Tauris 2017), Ruin or Resilience? The Future of the Gulen Movement in Transnational Political Exile (Routledge 2018) and Islam, Populism and Regime Change in Turkey (Routledge 2019). In January 2021, his first solo-authored book, Religion, Identity and Power: Turkey and the Balkans in the Twenty-First Century is published by Edinburgh University Press. He is a regular contributor to media outlets such as Open Democracy, The Conversation, Huffington Post and France 24.
Siobhain McDonagh MP is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Turks and Kurds. She is the Labour Member of Parliament for Mitcham and Morden.

George Howarth MP is a Labour Party politician who serves as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Knowsley.


Fabian Hamilton MP is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Leeds North East since 1997. He was appointed Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament in November 2016.



Simon Dubbins – director of international & research, Unite the Union


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