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Latest Developments in the Turkish Economy and Turkey's EU Process

Tuesday 17 October, 1.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Turkish Minister of State in charge of Economy, Ali Babacan, will give a public lecture at LSE on Tuesday 17 October. He will explore the latest developments in the Turkish economy and its EU process.

This event is one in a series of events on The Future of Europe, hosted jointly by FT Business and the LSE European Institute|. The next event in the series will take place on Thursday 19 October, where Professor Timothy Garton Ash will present a lecture on Europe and Freedom. Other speaks include Professor Willem Buiter, chair in European political economy at LSE, Dr Costas Karamanlis, prime minister of Greece and Peter Sutherland is chairman of BP and president of the Federal Trust.

Ali Babacan is the Turkish minister of state in charge of conomy and he was appointed Turkey's chief negotiator in accession talks with the European Union in May 2005. In 1994, he acted as the chief advisor to the Mayor of Ankara. He secured continuous financing for the important projects of the city during the economic crisis of Turkey in 1994. In 2001, he became a founding member and board member of the Justice and Development Party.

Professor Willem Buiter, LSE, will chair this event.

Latest Developments in the Turkish Economy and Turkey's EU Process is on Tuesday 17 October 2006 at 1.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

9 October 2006

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