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Inside the Middle East: Q&A with Soli Özel


April 17, 2014

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Middle East Initiative


In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” Soli Özel, Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, discusses Turkey's politics, domestic concerns, and upcoming elections.  You can watch the interview, conducted by Delphine O, editor of the Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy and Master in Public Policy candidate at Harvard Kennedy School, here:

Soli Özel is a professor of International Relations at Kadir Has University and foreign news editor and a columnist for the Gazete Habertürk, one of Turkey’s largest daily newspapers. From 1998 until 2007, he was the Editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy-Türkiye, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Private View, the quarterly publication of TUSIAD, Turkey’s top business association. He taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Johns Hopkins SAIS before returning to teach in Turkey at Bogazici University and Bilgi University.

“Inside the Middle East: Q&A” is a co-production of the Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy and the Middle East Initiative. The Q&A video series brings together political scientists, policymakers, academics, politicians, historians and other social scientists for discussions of critical issues in the Middle East.


For more information about this publication please contact the Middle East Initiative at (617) 495-5963.

For Academic Citation:

"Inside the Middle East: Q&A with Soli Özel." News, Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, April 17, 2014.

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