Location Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BE
Date and time
Thursday 1 June 2023
17:30 - 20:00 (London BST)
19:30 - 22:00 (Ankara UTC+3)
Sir David Logan
BIAA Vice-PresidentJohn Peet
Special Reports Editor at The EconomistJohn Roberts
Energy Security Specialist at MethinksDr Dimitar Bechev
Author and Atlantic CouncilLeyla Boulton
Journalist at the Financial Times
The BIAA is cancelling the panel ‘’The Turkish Presidential Elections: What happens next?’ (1.6.2023), but we aim to continue with future events that focus on the social and political developments in Türkiye.
Sir David Logan is a retired diplomat who was a Turkish specialist in the Diplomatic Service, serving in the political section of the British Embassy in Ankara from 1966-1970 and as Ambassador to Turkey from 1997-2001. He was later Director of the Centre for Studies in Security and Diplomacy at Birmingham University, and an Honorary Professor there. He served as the Chairperson of the BIAA for 11 years between 2006-2017.
John Peet is Associate and Special Reports Editor at The Economist. Previous positions include Executive Editor, Business Affairs Editor, Brussels (EU) Bureau Chief, Europe Editor and Brexit (Political) Editor. Among recent Special Reports that he has written for the paper are Turkey (2010), France (2012), Britain and Europe (2015), The Future of the EU (2017) and Italy (2022). He has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University.
John M. Roberts is an energy security specialist with Methinks, focusing on the inter-relationship between energy, economic development, and politics. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s (UNECE) Project on Sustainable Energy, and a member of the UNECE Group of Experts on Gas. He is a Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Centre in Washington, DC. He is also an adviser to Trans Caspian Resources, a US group seeking to develop a 78-km Trans-Caspian Connector pipeline.
Dr Dimitar Bechev's research interests are the politics of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Turkey as well as Russian foreign policy. Amongst his recent books are Turkey under Erdogan (Yale University Press, 2022) and co-editor of Russia Rising: Putin's Foreign Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (Bloomsbury, 2021). He is also a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and holds a DPhil in International Relations from Oxford.
As the Financial Times’ Turkey correspondent, Leyla Boulton covered the landslide election that brought Recep Tayyip Erdogan to power in 2002. She is now a senior editor at the newspaper after joining the FT as a correspondent in Moscow in 1990. She read Modern Languages at Cambridge University and in her spare time campaigns for UK planning reform to mitigate climate change and cut energy bills.