Rethinking Cold War History: Turkey, the Soviet Union, and the International Order
Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Onur Isci and Samuel Hirst. Moderated by Taylor Zajicek(Mellon Teaching Fellow, Harriman Institute).
This event brings together two historians of Russian-Turkish relations to discuss new archival evidence about Ankara and Moscow’s Cold War interactions. Onur İşçi will speak about economic and geopolitical factors that led to a period of mutual animosity between Ankara and Moscow in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, while Sam Hirst will discuss similar factors that facilitated subsequent reconciliation. Each of the two speakers situate bilateral relations in a broader international context, and together they shed light on events whose legacy continues to shape the region today.