What Has Changed in Turkey Between the 2002 and 2012 EU Presidency Terms of Denmark?
GPoT Center, together with the Ministry of EU Affairs of the Republic of Turkey and European Movement Denmark, organized a conference with the participation of the Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey, Egemen Bağış, and the Minister of European Affairs of Denmark, Nicolai Wammen.
The conference, which was held at Istanbul Kültür University on the 31st of May, was entitled “What Has Changed in Turkey Between the 2002 and 2012 EU Presidency Terms of Denmark?" It focused on Turkey-Denmark bilateral relations, prospects for Turkey in the EU enlargement process, and reflections on the current Danish presidency of the Council of the EU, including the “positive agenda” in Turkey’s EU accession process launched by the EU Commission earlier this month.
Minister Bağış and Minister Wammen presented their keynote speeches while GPoT Center's Director Dr. Mensur Akgün monitored the conference. Opening remarks were given by Dr. Akgün and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Istanbul Kültür University, Dr. Bahar Akıngüç, and closing remarks by GPoT Center's Deputy Director Dr. Sylvia Tiryaki. Present at the event were academics and representatives from Turkish media outlets and think tank organizations based in Istanbul.
To read a webnote about the conference, which was published on the website of the Ministry of EU Affairs in Turkish, please click here.
The conference was the second organized by GPoT Center in cooperation with European Movement Denmark with regard to the 2012 Danish term presidency. The first conference, entitled “EU-Turkey Relations and the Denmark Presidency” was held on December 6th, 2011 in Copenhagen.