Turkey stands at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. The lands within its borders and the surrounding Black Sea region have seen centuries of fascinating history and pre-history. Their legacy: knowledge and lessons of potentially vital importance for all our futures.
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Dr Eugene Rogan, Associate Professor of Modern Middle East History and Fellow of St Antony's, Oxford, will give the 2015 BATAS annual John Martin lecture: Gallipoli from both sides of the trenches - on January 30th at 5.30 for 6pm at the LSE, London.
The event will take place at the British Academy at 6.30pm and will feature Yaşar Yakış, former Foreign Minister of Turkey; Rosemary Hollis, professor of Middle East Policy Studies at City University; John Peet, Europe editor at The Economist; Sir David Logan (Chair), UK Ambassador to Turkey 1997-2001
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