Book Event

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The Battle for the Soul of Turkey

Hannah Lucinda Smith

Saturday 5th October 2019, 2.45-3.45pm

William Morris Tent


Times correspondent Hannah Lucinda Smith analyses Turkey’s ailing democracy – and what Erdogan’s continuing hold on power means for the rest of us.

Hannah Lucinda Smith has been living in Turkey for nearly a decade, reporting on the ground from the onset of the Arab Spring through terrorist attacks, mass protests, civil war, unprecedented refugee influx and the explosive, bloody 2016 coup attempt that threatened to topple – and kill – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Join her for an in-depth conversation on the present and future of this vital country and the origins of its current, illiberal regime.

‘Smith’s writing stands among the nest of a new generation of journalist authors.’

- The Times

Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.

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