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GPoT Talks II - January 18, 2019

Global Political Trends Center (GPoT) of Istanbul Kültür University (IKU) organized a meeting on 18 January 2019 regarding Cyprus issue in which TRNC Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Kudret Özersay as guest of honor. This event was held as a roundtable meeting, which was open to a limited number of participants. The addressing speeches of the meeting was made by IKU Rector Prof. Dr. Erhan Güzel and the head of Department of International Relations and Head of GPoT Center Prof. Dr. Mensur Akgün.

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Kartepe Summit, October 26-28, 2018 "Migration, Refugees and Humanity"

This year, the second Kartepe Summit was held on October 26-28, which hosted by the Republic of Turkey Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality. The main theme of the Summit has been specified as “Migration, Refugees, and Humanity”.

US and Turkey seek to avoid rupture with Saudi Arabia - Mensur Akgün | Financial Times

A direct confrontation by Ankara would “would serve neither Turkey’s national interests nor be a solution to the problem”, according to Mensur Akgun, chair of the department of international relations at Istanbul Kultur University. He predicted that the outcome would be “a kind of political settlement — a compromise formula that will satisfy the Saudis as well”. 

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Khashoggi's reported killing: 'No state can ignore such a move' - Mensur Akgün | Al Jazeera

Mensur Akgun, a professor of international relations at Kultur University, said that the mild reaction to the incident coming from Trump was not unexpected. "Trump's track record, performance and relations with Saudi Arabia suggest that Washington is likely to merely use the Khashoggi case as a tool to get concessions from Riyadh in areas such as arms deals or convince them to pursue US policies."

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Tahran Zirvesi Sonrasında Türkiye-Rusya İlişkileri: Nasıl Bir Gelecek? - Mensur Akgün | ANKASAM

Gazeteci Mensur Akgün, Erdoğan’ın Rusya ziyaretini olumlu bir gelişme olarak yorumlayarak iki ülke arasındaki görüşmelerin sürdüğünü belirtti. Akgün, “Belli ki İdlib’de bir şekilde orta yol bulunacak. Hepimiz biliyoruz ki Rusya’nın Esad rejimi üzerinde ciddi bir ağırlığı var.