Eliamep-Webinar: the new German government, Turkey and its relations with the European Union

On 26 January 2022, we discussed what the new German government meant for Turkey, Germany-Turkey and EU-Turkey relations. The event can be fully watched on Eliamep’s youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB-qKx-ewVI The German government, formed following the 26 September 2021elections, is a tripartite coalition of the SPD, the Greens and the FDP. Beingthe second biggest party, the Read More …

Germany’s New Government Coalition: A Red, Yellow or Green Light for German-Turkish Relations?

Eliamep policy paper (#90, December 2021) on what the new German SPD/Greens/FDP government could mean for Turkey, German-Turkish and EU-Turkey relations. What are the positions stated in the coalition agreement, what has the new foreign minister Annalena Baerbock so far said about Turkey and how could the relations develop in the coming months/years? Direct link Read More …

Webinar: “Turkey and the Global South”

I will moderate an Eliamep-Webinar on 13 July 2021 on Turkey’s foreign policy towards the Global South. The Turkey Programmeof theHellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)is organizingan online roundtable discussionon: Turkey’s foreign policy has been diversifying since the 1990s with openings to all corners of the world. In this webinar, we want to Read More …

Turkey’s Soft Power in the Balkans Reaching its Limits (1.7.2021)

My second policy paper for Eliamep, this time on Turkey’s Balkans policies … Abstract: With the EU putting the Western Balkan countries in an undefined waiting room, there was more room for maneuver for non-EU players. Turkey among others used this space to broaden its influence in the Balkans from politics to the economy, from Read More …

Webinar: “The East-Med and Turkey during Portugal’s EU presidency” (30.6.2021)

Together with professor Isabel David (Universidade de Lisboa) we organized and moderated a webinar at the end of Portugal’s EU Presidency with a special focus on what these six months meant for Turkey and the East-Med. What were the major challenges and developments during these six months? Besides this evaluation of the presidency and its Read More …

Turchia tra UE, USA e Russia (12.6.2021)

I participated in the third edition of the Turkey EU Forum organized by Mariano Giustino. I spoke in the second panel on Germany-Turkey relations arguing that Germany is one of the strongest supporters of the so-called positive agenda and a transactional relationship. The reasons for this are the domestic situation in Germany with almost 3 Read More …

18 Nov. Webinar – Turkish-French Relations

Online public discussion: “French-Turkish Relations: Strategic Tensions – Escalation on Islam: What Next?” You can watch the webinar in full length on Eliamep’s youtube channel: Speakers: Samim Akgönül, Professor, Strasbourg University; Researcher, French National Center for Scientific Research, (CNRS) Zana Çıtak, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara Güney Yıldız, IPC-Stiftung Mercator Fellow Read More …

12.11.19 Schaukel statt Brücke?

Podiumsdiskussion: “Die türkische Außenpolitik zwischen NATO und Nahost” Veranstaltung der Europäischen Akademie Berlin in Zusammenarbeit mit der Friedrich Naumann Stiftung. Aus dem Programm der eab ( https://www.eab-berlin.eu/event/schaukel-statt-bruecke/) Die Stellenbeschreibung ist klar und einfach: Eine Brücke soll die Türkei für die NATO sein, eine Verbindung nach Vorderasien – ein Vorbild für die Verbindung von Islam, Demokratie Read More …