3 May 2012 London, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Bülent Aras, Chairman of SAM, addressed the Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars organized by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

In his speech titled “Turkey and the Arab Spring”, Prof. Aras elaborated on the principles and mechanisms of Turkish foreign policy and assessed Turkey’s response vis-à-vis the popular movements in the Arab geography and how the country has shaped its policy in this process. Prof. Aras concluded his lecture with an account of Turkey’s new foreign policy framework.

Prof. Aras' presentation was followed by a discussion on the future of Turkish foreign policy.