Turkey – Domestic political risk eclipsed by external risk?

Turkey – Domestic political risk eclipsed by external risk?

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey

14 December 2017 | Bath | 13:15 – 14:05

The International Relations and European Politics group (IREP) is pleased to invite you to its final event of the year. For this session, IREP will be hosting Mr Anthony Skinner, from political risk consultancy firm Verisk Maplecroft, who will be providing a taste of the kind of presentations the firm delivers to its corporate clients, which seek to operate in Turkey’s very complex and challenging political/security environment.

Within this context, Anthony will be providing cutting-edge insights into:

  • The political risk outlook in the run-up to the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections
  • Turkey’s security risk outlook with a focus on the PKK and Daesh
  • Turkey’s relations with Russia, the United States and the European Union

This session will offer a rare glimpse into a particularly fascinating and specialised non-academic sector connected to the discipline of politics and international relations. It will also provide attendees with the latest expert analysis on Turkey, a key player in contemporary global geopolitics with its cross-cutting alliances and transcontinental location, bordering Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. 

Anthony is a Director at Maplecroft and is responsible for coordinating and managing client deliverables. In addition to his general managerial responsibilities in the Country Risks division, Anthony heads the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) practice which delivers in-depth analysis for the world’s leading multinationals on country and regional-level risks. Anthony presents on the Middle East at such conferences and events as the UNGC/PRI Expert Group Meeting, the Oxford Anti-Corruption Conference and the Windsor Debates. He is regularly quoted in the international media, including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, the Associated Press, the BBC, CNN and CNBC.

Prior to joining Maplecroft, Anthony worked as a project coordinator, senior editor and a political and business risk analyst in Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt and Kuwait. He continues to write pieces for the Financial Times and for Middle East Magazine. He has an MA Honours in Politics from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE).