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CIC Saskatoon: Recent Developments in Turkey

September 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm EDT


These days, even the most forgiving observer of Turkish politics is having a difficult time glossing over the disturbing news coming out of Turkey. Certainly, the recent aborted coup attempt is important enough. But well before this, journalists, academics and civil society activists critical of the government found themselves under arrest and their newspapers and television channels shut down. The net result is that Reporters Without Borders just listed Turkey in 151st place out of 180 countries in its 2016 World Press Freedom Index – lower even than Russia.

What’s going on? CIC-Saskatoon is pleased to present to you Chris Kilford, well-respected voice on issues of Turkey and the Middle East, midway through his western Canadian tour.

Date and Time
Wednesday September 28, 2016
6 pm Doors Open
6:30 pm Dinner with the speaker
7:40 pm Doors open to the public
8:00 pm Public presentation begins

[1] Presentation only – 8 pm – free

[2] Dinner with the speaker at 6 pm, followed by presentation.

Student CIC members – $20 per plate
All other CIC members – $25 per plate
Non-members – $30 per plate

Registration for presentation and for dinner/presentation through the Eventbrite website.

If joining for dinner, payment by credit card (deadline: Sept 26, 4:00 p.m.). Dinner registrants will be expected to pay even if they cannot or do not attend. Persons with dinner reservations who cannot attend are encouraged to find someone else to take their place.

Speaker’s Biography
Dr. Chris Kilford, (then Colonel Kilford) served as Canada’s Defence Attaché to Turkey from 2011-2014. He is a Fellow with the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy and teaches international relations courses for the Canadian Forces College. Chris has also lectured extensively on Turkish and Middle Eastern issues and since retiring from the military in September 2014, his opinion articles have appeared in newspapers across Canada and Turkey.

Event Contact
Leah or Erin | saskatoon@thecic.org | (306)956-4654


September 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm EDT