Brief: Student to hold forum on Turkey

Natalie Engler

Deren Onursal, class of 2014 Washburn graduate, will hold a forum after returning from Turkey at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25, in Henderson 100. The forum is titled, “Forum on Turkey: Coup and Counter-Coup, Aftermath and Prospects”.

Last summer, Turkish President Erdogan’s regime survived a military coup attempt in which he responded with a wide-ranging power-consolidating purge. Members of the military, judges, professors, journalists and many others were affected by this purge.

Participating along with Onursal will be history professor Tom Prasch and political science professor Linsey Moddelmog. After the forum, there will be time for visitors to discuss and ask questions. The forum is sponsored by the history honorary society Phi Alpha Theta.