İstanbul Kültür University

Comparing Conflicts, Seeking Resolutions

Together with the Israeli Institute For Regional Foreign Policy Studies (MITVIM) and in coorperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation (FES) in Israel, GPoT Center organized a two day round of meetings and roundtables in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on 28-30 October 2013.

The event, named “Comparing Conflicts, Seeking Resolutions” is part of the initiatives that the MITVIM and GPoT Center have been carrying together since 2012 in the prospect of fostering Turkish-Israeli dialogue.

GPoT Center’s Director Mensur Akgün and Deputy Director Sylvia Tiryaki, together with Hürriyet’s columnist Gila Benmayor, CNN Turk’s Editor Ferhat Boratav and GPoT Center’s high-advisor member Umit Pamir, among others, took part in numerous meetings together with a broad range of Israeli, Turkish and international actors. Among these were representatives of the Israeli and Turkish NGO’s and the Israel-Turkey Business Council.

On October 30, Mensur Akgün and Sylvia Tiryaki ended their visit by meeting with high-level officials of the Israeli Ministry of the Foreign Affairs as well as congressmen in the Knesset such as MK Isaac Herzog and the Policy Advisor to President Shimon Peres.

Media Coverage of the Event:

Former Turkey UN envoy says tensions with Israel magnified by media
29 October 2013 | i24 News

Siyaset buzdolabında ekonomi tıkırında
1 November 2013 | Hürriyet

Bir Israil ziyaretinden izlenimler
2 November 2013 | Star

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