Radicalization in the Mediterranean Region: Old and New Drivers

Conference organized in cooperation with Orsam.

Invited participants, drawn from a mix of academics, researchers and policy-makers, convened in Turkey to discuss the pressing challenges of instability, sectarianism and radicalism in the Mediterranean region, examine its contemporary and historical drivers and debate means to curtail the phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters travelling to join extremist groups in Syria, Iraq and other locations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Opening address by Ibrahim Kalın, Spokesperson and senior advisor to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Turkish Republic