Event:Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945-1953.

Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945-1953.

28 February 2012, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Woodrow Wilson Center

Jamil Hasanli, former Wilson Center scholar and professor of history at Baku State University will discuss his latest book, “Stalin and the Turkish Crisis of the Cold War, 1945-1953.” Hasanli will explore the ups and downs of Soviet-Turkish relations during and immediately after World War II. Hasanli draws on declassified archive documents from the United States, Russia, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, and Azerbaijan to recreate a picture of the time when the ‘Turkish crisis’ of the Cold War broke out explaining why and how the friendly relations between the USSR and Turkey escalated into enmity, led to the increased confrontation between these two countries, and ended up with Turkey’s entry into NATO. Hasanli uses recently-released Soviet archive documents to shed light on some dark points of the Cold War era and the relations between the Soviets and the West.

Joining Hasanli on the panel is Malcolm Byrne, deputy director and director of research at The George Washington Univeristy’s National Security Archive. James G. Hershberg, professor of history and the former director of the Wilson Center’s Cold War International History Project will chair the event.

RSVP: coldwar@wilsoncenter.org
4th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

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