IR Talk focuses on Russian-Turkish Relations

On October 15 Dr. Samuel Hirst from the European University, St.
Petersburg, delivered a guest lecture at our Department. Dr. Hirst\'s
lecture elaborated on Turkish-Russian relations by drawing from historical
precedents, and sought to link Soviet experiences in Afghanistan during
the 1920s with the equivalent relations that the Bolshevik regime
cultivated with newly independent Turkey after 1923. Moreover, the talk
linked past with present, as Dr. Hurst elaborated on current
Russian-Turkish relations during the Q+A. The talk was very well attended,
and attracted Faculty members and students from IR and beyond.