İstanbul Kültür University

2nd Round of the Heybeliada Talks

GPoT Center organized the second round of second track diplomacy meetings on the negotiation process in Cyprus between October 31st and November 2nd in Heybeliada.

The first meeting of the initiative was held in July 2008. The second meeting took place with the participation of NGO representatives and politicians from Greece, Turkey and both sides in Cyprus. The issues that were discussed included the recent developments in the peace process, a communication strategy to overcome the problems that might come up during the talks and the impact of the international community during the negotiations. The role of the media and the opinion makers were especially touched upon with regards to the effects they have on public opinion. The meeting was organized in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation - Turkey.

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