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 …

12 Luglio 2018, Conferenza sulla Turchia, Roma

Ho partecipato alla conferenza “La Turchia nel tempo del presidenzialismo-esecutivo – Quali possibili sviluppi nel rapporto con l’Unione europea”, organizzata da Mariano Giustino nella sede del Partito Radicale nel centro di Roma. Tutta la conferenza di quasi 3 ore si può sentire/vedere sul sito di Radio Radicale: https://www.radioradicale.it/scheda/546681/la-turchia-nellera-del-presidenzialismo-esecutivo-quali-possibili-sviluppi-nel Il mio intervento sulla politica estera e Read More …