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'Türkiye-ABD ilişkilerinde yumuşama dönemine girebiliriz' | AA Haber

İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi Küresel Siyasal Eğilimler Birimi (GPoT) ve Marmara Üniversitesi Uluslararası İlişkiler Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi (MURCIR) iş birliğinde düzenlenen "Türkiye'de Bölge Çalışmaları Çalıştayı", İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi Ataköy Yerleşkesinde gerçekleşti. Bu çerçevede, "Bölge Çalışmaları ve Kuramsal Perspektifler", "Küresel Güçler ve Bölge Çalışmaları" ile "Bölge Çalışmaları ve Türkiye" konulu paneller düzenlendi. 

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Turkey-US deal: End to Turkish ambitions for an offensive into Syria? - Yasin Küçükkaya | Arab News

Yasin Kucukkaya, a Syria expert from the Global Political Trends Center think tank in Istanbul, said Turkey preferred an “unarmed diplomacy” with the US for a certain time in northern Syria.

“I think all relevant parties, including the Syrian Democratic Forces which include the YPG, were satisfied by the outcome of the negotiations between American and Turkish delegations, because any unilateral move of Turkey would bring damage on the ground,” he told Arab News.

Tensions Overshadow U.S. - Turkey Talks on Syria Safe Zone - Mensur Akgün | The Jerusalem Post

Mensur Akgun, a professor of international relations at Istanbul Kultur University and director of the Global Political Trends Center think tank, called it legitimate for Turkey to express fears over the YPG near its border.

“For any country… this would be a serious security concern,” he told The Media Line.

Akgun believes that Ankara is willing to go into Syria on its own if it cannot come to an agreement with the US, but that it prefers to avoid that option.

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Internship Programme

Apply for internship positions at GPoT.

GPoT provides the opportunity for outstanding university students from various academical backgrounds to benefit from a 1-3 months long internship at the Center. The programme is open to both Turkish as well as international students. However, priority will be given to students enrolled at Istanbul Kültür University (IKU). Applications are being collected throughout the year.

Tensions Overshadow US-Turkey - Mensur Akgün | The Media Line

Mensur Akgun, a professor of international relations at Istanbul Kultur University and director of the Global Political Trends Center think tank, called it legitimate for Turkey to express fears over the YPG near its border.

“For any country… this would be a serious security concern,” he told The Media Line.

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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.