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Projects

In addition to its various publications and ad-hoc events, GPoT Center also conducts several longer term projects that address current, pressing issues in international relations and Turkish foreign policy with its partners from across the globe.

Ongoing Projects

Euro-Mediterranean Political Research and Dialogue for Inclusive Policy Making Processes and Dissemination through Network Processes

Euro-Mediterranean Political Research and Dialogue for Inclusive Policy Making Processes and Dissemination through Network Processes

The Arab Uprising that broke up in December 2010 and then spread into other Southern Mediterranean Countries have left vast Political Change in the region.Three years after, the Southern Mediterranean is far from being peaceful and stable. Currently only one state where a revolution took place, Tunisia is on a clear path towards democratization, after adopting a new constitution. The Arab Uprising ended with the perception of the region as a homogeneous block. In fact the Southern Mediterranean region has been transformed into a very fragmented one, with each of the countries facing different challenges and with the persistence of regional conflicts.
Project date: January 2015 - ongoing

Previous Projects

Migration Network in Europe and in Turkey Project

Migration Network in Europe and in Turkey Project

“Migration Network in Europe and Turkey” is supported under the Civil Society Dialogue Programme. The Programme aims to bring together civil society organisations from Turkey and the EU around common topics, to exchange knowledge and experience, and to build a sustained conversation between them.
Project date:

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

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.
Project date: July 2008 - ongoing

Israel-Turkey Policy Dialogue of GPoT Center and Mitvim

Israel-Turkey Policy Dialogue of GPoT Center and Mitvim

A second-track channel of Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies and the Global Political Trends (GPoT) Center, in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Project date: Since September 2012

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant on Forced Migration

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant on Forced Migration

GPoT Center partners on a project on forced migration. The project creates a research partnership among seven academic institutions and individuals in Canada, the United States, Western Europe, Turkey, and Asia in order to establish the basis for a broader partnership among universities, government agencies, international organizations, and civil society actors.
Project date: March 2014 - March 2016

Book Project: A Social History of Everret House, Washington, D.C.

Book Project: A Social History of Everret House, Washington, D.C.

The story of the Everett House - the former site of the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the current residence of the Turkish Ambassador - portrays a unique aspect of Turkish-American relations that has been rarely highlighted. Few know the constructive role that the Turkish Embassy and the Turkish Ambassador played during the years of racial segregation in the United States.
Project date: September 2011 - April 2013

Searching for New Conflict Resolution Strategies: Lessons from the Case of Cyprus

Searching for New Conflict Resolution Strategies: Lessons from the Case of Cyprus

This project aimed to empower the expert community and media from Moldova as well as the main stakeholders involved in the search for a solution of the Transnistrian conflict with knowledge about feasible models of conflict settlement and trust-building initiatives observed in the Cyprus case.
Project date: 15.04.2012-14.04.2013

Support to Armenia–Turkey Rapprochement (SATR)

Support to Armenia–Turkey Rapprochement (SATR)

The project aims to support Armenia-Turkey rapprochement through developing of new business partnerships and regional professional networks, engaging civil society in alliance-building to further contribute to Armenia-Turkey normalization, and establishing a favorable environment for state-to-state dialogue and interaction.
Project date: 01.10.2010-01.10.2012

Program in Dialogue-Building between Turkey and Armenia

Program in Dialogue-Building between Turkey and Armenia

The goal of the project is to deepen popular commitment for accord between Turkey and Armenia by expanding the quality, reach, and diversity of balanced, socially relevant commercial media content on common cultural, economic and political issues. The project achieves its goals through the following three objectives: increasing the production of multi-sourced media content; increasing information collection and dissemination of media content; and developing opportunities for emerging media professionals.
Project date: 01.09.2010-31.12.2011

Towards Trust Building: Reconciliation through a Common Purpose in Cyprus

Towards Trust Building: Reconciliation through a Common Purpose in Cyprus

GPoT Center in collaboration with Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) and Turkish Cypriots Human Rights Foundation (TCHRF) jointly implemented a research project sponsored by the European Commission under the special action “Reconciliation, Confidence Building Measures and Support to Civil Society” in Cyprus.
Project date: December 2009 - December 2010

Days Two and Three in Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement

Days Two and Three in Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement

This project contributed to confidence-building between the Armenian and Turkish societies by promoting transparency in the process of Armenian-Turkish rapprochement. The project was designed to make the implementation of the bilateral Protocols visible and understandable to wider circles in the Armenian and Turkish societies via a series of round-table expert discussions and media coverage in both countries.
Project date: 01.02.2010-01.10.2010

Mutual Bias and Objectivity in the Media of Armenia and Turkey

Mutual Bias and Objectivity in the Media of Armenia and Turkey

Eurasia Partnership Foundation in Armenia (EPF) in partnership with the Global Political Trends Center (GPoT) conducted an assessment of the accuracy and bias in Turkish and Armenian print media when covering Turkish-Armenian relations. The proposed research was conducted within the framework of the "Reducing Media Bias in Armenia and Turkey" program supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Project date: 01.02.2009-31.12.2009

Towards a Better Life: How to Improve the State of Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa

Towards a Better Life: How to Improve the State of Democracy in the Middle East and North Africa

This initiative was designed to critically evaluate the state of democracy in the Middle East and North Africa, and came up with policy proposals on how to improve it. This project identified six pillars of a working and viable democracy - the judiciary, constitutional framework, parliamentary elections, political parties, civil society, and the media - and aimed to identify and propose solutions to the problems faced in all six areas in different countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Project date: 07.01.2008-01.01.2009