The Fate of Turkey's Democracy

18 May 2017


The Fate of Turkey’s Democracy

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a discussion with CNN News Commentator, Mahir Zeynalov.

Mahir Zeynalov
Turkish Journalist, Analyst, and News Commentator

Event Description
The recent referendum gave President Erdogan more power, calling into question the fate of democracy in Turkey. What does the future hold for a country that has been a vital ally for the US and Europe for decades?

About the Speaker
Mahir Zeynalov is a Turkish journalist and analyst who rose to international prominence for documenting the massive crackdown on journalists in Turkey. He is the first journalist asked by Erdogan to be imprisoned and the first journalist to be deported from Turkey. Now based in D.C., he is a frequent commentator on developments related to Turkey in major TV channels, including CNN, BBC, NBC and Al Jazeera.

Event Details
Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Point Park University
Lawrence Hall, Room 200 (2nd floor)

This event is presented free of charge in partnership with Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation and the Turkish Cultural Center of Pittsburgh, but registration is required.

To register for the event, please visit or call 412-281-7970.

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Point Park University


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