‘The Referendum: a preliminary evaluation’: talk by veteran Turkey analyst David Barchard


Leading Turkey analyst and author David Barchard will be giving his assessment on the country as it enters a new era, transitioning from a parliamentary system of government to a presidential one.

During the evening lecture, organised by the Anglo-Turkish Society at the Royal Anthropological Institute in London, Barchard will look at the growth of the idea of a presidential system in Turkey, its main features, the campaign leading up to the referendum on 16 April and subsequent developments.

The event is open to members of the public and prior booking is required – see below for details.


About the Anglo-Turkish Society

The ATS was founded in 1953 with the object of strengthening and developing the historical ties of friendship and understanding between the peoples of Britain and Turkey. Four of the original seven members of the Society’s management council are current members.

Talk details

David Barchard

Title: David Barchard: The Referendum: a preliminary evaluation

Date: Tuesday 6th June 2017

Lecture starts: 6pm

Venue address:  Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

Entrance: free for ATS and RAI members, £5 students, £9 adults

Tickets: online via Eventbrite