While Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia and Egypt remain faltering democracies, no nation’s declension is more alarming than Turkey’s – a key Western ally that has enjoyed stability for more than five decades. In 2013, Turkey’s internal struggles made international headlines when hundreds of thousands of citizens gathered in the nation’s largest cities to protest against Erdoğan’s impingements on everything from freedom of the press to freedom of assembly. But the crackdown was not confined to the political realm.
ALPF Chairman David Stuckenberg and Director of Communications David Liapis speak on Spokane Washington’s KJRB 790 RADIO- about the civil-unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Pealing away the media rhetoric, Stuckenberg and Liapis hone in on the core civic issues at play amid an unprecedented period of civil-unrest near St Louis, Missouri.
David gained much of his career experience while serving as Chief of Public Affairs for the three Air Force installations in the U.S. and Turkey. While in these positions, David provided strategic level counsel to senior wing leaders regarding internal and external diplomatic communications; media engagement, social media and operational/communication security. He also managed all visual information, news publication operations, and served as the chief editor for the respective base websites and newspaper publications.