April 27, 2009
TURKEY OF 1950s IN THE USA ARCHIVES
Cangül Örnek, a Ph.D. candidate at Marmara University Department of Political Science and International Relations delivered a speech about the research she conducted at the USA Archives.
At the beginning of her speech she stated that her primary reason for conducting research there was exploring cultural and ideological debates in Turkey during 1950s. Then she continued by giving the examples of the available documents on Turkey. In her presentation, she not only gave a brief frame of the cultural program carried out in Turkey by the United States but also mentioned some issues including Anti-Communism and Modernization School in relation with the debates of the 1950s. The speech continued with the questions forwarded to Örnek by the audience.