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Amberin Zaman: Turkey’s Descent to Authoritarianism
March 27 : 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm$10.00
Amberin Zaman: Turkey’s Descent to Authoritarianism: Political Islam or the Corruption of Power?
In Turkey an Islamist party was repeatedly democratically elected to government. Ms. Amberin Zaman will discuss the effect its descent into authoritarianism has on Muslim political movements worldwide. Does it demonstrate the way for democracy to promote an Islamic agenda or, that unchallenged power corrupts and political Islam is incompatible with pluralism and democracy?