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Kuppinger to lead discussion on Turkey at next Great Decisions

MONMOUTH, Ill. – Of all NATO allies, Turkey represents the most daunting challenge for the Trump administration, as an overwhelming majority of its population considers the United States to be its greatest security threat.

Monmouth College anthropology professor Petra Kuppinger will lead a Great Decisions discussion titled “Turkey: A Partner in Crisis” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Room 276 of the College’s Center for Science and Business.

Author of the book Faithfully Urban: Pious Muslims in a German City, Kuppinger will discuss a worsening “clash of civilizations” between Islam and the West and what that means for Turkey, which is viewed as the most institutionally Westernized Muslim country in the world.

Great Decisions is a nationwide program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, a non-partisan, non-governmental association that works to increase Americans’ understanding of significant foreign policy issues.