Queen's University

Turkey is at the tipping point: Queen's University expert


With thousands injured and three dead and at least one thousand protesters facing violence and torture in police custody, Turkey is at a tipping point.

“Will Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan release these prisoners, as human rights organizations have asked, and begin to listen to their demands?” says Queen’s professor Ariel Salzmann. “Or will he continue to use the stick to bludgeon his way through this crisis of confidence in his government?”

Dr. Salzmann is a historian who specializes in Turkey, the Middle East and the Ottoman Empire. Her book, Tocqueville in the Ottoman Empire, talks about the historic roots of political change and revolution in the Middle East.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officer Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

Follow Queen’s News and Media Services on Twitter: http://twitter.com/QueensuMedia.

Attention broadcasters: Queen’s has facilities to provide broadcast quality audio and video feeds. For television interviews, we can provide a live, real-time double ender from Kingston via fibre optic cable. Please call for details.

Copyright © Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000
Last updated at 3:57 pm EDT, Fri August 22, 2014
iTunes is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.