European Politics and Institutions


Turkish foreign policy - Views from the inside and outside in times of change - Roundtable discussion
24 May 2011

The EPC, in cooperation with the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, held a roundtable discussion, raising issues such as increased engagement of Turkey in the region and its perspectives to be a regional "model", specifics of Turkish media, and positive influence of the European integration for conducting key reforms in the country and shaping Turkish citizens' perception of process.

Turkey's role in the Middle East
22 March 2011

Turkish foreign policy is in transition, moving from East to West, and is best understood as a ‘360 degree’ policy that reflects the geographic position of the country, said speakers at a Policy Dialogue. 

Turkey's foreign trade policy: a global gateway?
18 February 2011

Turkey’s strong economy, young population and geographic location means it will not be a burden as a full EU member, but it is subject to EU double standards, said Zafer Çağlayan, Turkey’s Minister for Foreign Trade, at a Policy Briefing.

Turkey-EU relations: where to next?
27 January 2011

The EU with Turkey in it would be politically and economically stronger - especially important at a time when the global balance of power is shifting said Egemen Bağiş, Turkish Minister for European Affairs and Chief Negotiator, at a Breakfast Policy Briefing.

Turkey, Armenia & Azerbaijan - Looking to the future - Roundtable
2 December 2010

This Roundtable focused on both the stalled Turkey-Armenia rapprochement and the ongoing peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Azerjaijani province of Nagorno-Karabakah and the impact on the region as a whole.

Turkish Foreign Policy and Relations with the West - Roundtable
30 September 2010

At this Roundtable, a panel of experts discussed the myths and facts of Turkish foreign policy, and looked at whether or not Turkey is drifting away from the West in light of strengthened ties with countries in the Middle East and Russia.

Turkey’s EU membership process after the 12 September referendum
29 September 2010

Turkey’s Constitutional reform package will make the country more democratic, and increase religious and ethnic toleration, and help prepare the country for EU Membership, said Egemen Bağiş.

CHP: A Social and Democratic Vision for Turkey in Europe - Roundtable
16 September 2010

Kemal Kiliçdaroglu, leader of Turkey’s main opposition, the Republican Peoples Party (CHP) addressed participants on the priorities of his party, relations with the EU and developments in the country following the recent referendum on the constitution.

Democracy in Turkey
8 June 2010

During a Policy Dialogue, speakers disagreed about whether Turkey had reached the goal of being a democracy, but agreed that it was an emerging regional political power, and should become an EU member.

The global crisis and the Turkish economy
3 June 2010

At a Policy Briefing held in cooperation with TUSKON, Mehmet Şimşek, Turkish Finance Minister explained Turkey’s resilience to the global crisis and how EU membership could benefit both Turkey and the EU.

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