İstanbul Kültür University

The Heybeliada Talks: Series of Second Track Diplomacy Meetings on Cyprus

Since its establishment, GPoT Center has been at the forefront in Turkey in terms of keeping the Cyprus issue relevant. We have been regularly bringing together opinion leaders from both sides of Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey under the banner of the “Heybeliada Talks”, to discuss issues pertaining to the solution of the Cyprus question.

The meetings, usually closed to journalists and conducted under Chatham House rules, have provided the participants with a trusting environment to frankly debate contested issues, usually in parallel with the official negotiations.

Partners/Sponsors:
  • Friedrich Naumann Foundation - Turkey
  • Open Society Foundation - Turkey
  • British Embassy - Turkey
Dates: Since July 2008

The Heybeliada Talks: Two Years of Public Diplomacy on Cyprus (2011) is a publication by Lenka Peťková, edited by Mensur Akgün and Sylvia Tiryaki, that summarizes the ideas put forth during the discussions at the first nine rounds of the Talks.

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