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Book Club Event featuring Dr. Soner Cagaptay

Türk Evi/Turkish House
February 20, 2014 (06:30 PM)

Book Club Event featuring Dr. Soner Cagaptay

ATA-DC kindly invites you to a book club event featuring Dr. Soner Cagaptay and his recent book "the Rise of Turkey". 

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:30p.m.

Türk Evi/Turkish House,
1526 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036

6:30pm Refreshments and Socializing
7:00pm Introduction
7:10pm Speech by Dr. Cagaptay
7:30pm Q&A and Discussion
8:00pm Book Signing
8:30pm End of Event

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the author during the event. 

Space is limited to 40 people. Please RSVP by sending an email to

The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty First Century’s First Muslim Power is a guide to Turkey’s changes, both in their potential and in the challenges they pose. Structured as a travelogue, each chapter opens on a different Turkish city and captures a new theme of Turkey’s transformation. From the Kurdish issue to foreign policy, the book argues that Turkey needs to successfully balance its Muslim identity with its Western overlay in order to become a regional and global power. With his background in academia and policymaking, Dr. Cagaptay not only provides a detailed, colorful account of Turkey’s transformation, he also puts these changes into their broader, global context.  


Dr. Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute. A historian by training, Dr. Cagaptay has written extensively on U.S.-Turkey relations, Turkish domestic politics, and Turkish nationalism. A frequent contributor to scholarly journals as well as top-tier media such as theNew York Times and Washington Post, he is much sought after for his political commentary He has been a regular columnist for and Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey’s oldest and most influential English-language paper, and he appears regularly on American and international television news programs.