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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.

Topic: Cyprus , 27.2.2017 - Istanbul

Spotlight on Istanbul: Building and Rebuilding the Periphery

The Major Collaborative Research Initiative on Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century  held an international workshop on Building and Re-Building the Urban Periphery in Istanbul, Turkey, December 10-12, 2015.

Topic: Other , 11.12.2015 - Istanbul

18th Round of the Heybeliada Talks

GPoT Center organised the 18th round of the Heybeliada Talks: Series of Second Track Diplomacy Meetings on Cyprus, on 10 August 2015 in Nicosia’s Buffer Zone, Cyprus. 

Topic: Cyprus , 10.8.2015 - Nicosia, Cyprus

Students from Lund University visit GPoT Center

Students from Lund University and the Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund, Sweden, visited Global Political Trends (GPoT) Center on March 31, 2015. GPoT Center's staff presented to the students selected issues in Turkish foreign policy and the Center's activities in these areas.

Topic: Other , 31.3.2015 - Istanbul

2nd Panel Discussion Held in the Memory of Amb. Suna Çokgür Ilıcak

Commemorating Amb. Suna Çokgür Ilıcak, GPoT Center, in collaboration with the Center for Strategic Research (SAM) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, and the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences (FSES) of the Comenius University in Bratislava, organized the second panel discussion held in her memory on 6 March 2014.

Topic: Turkey , 6.3.2014 - Bratislava

14th Round of the Heybeliada Talks

The 14th round of the Heybeliada Talks took place on November 23, 2013 in Nicosia’s Buffer Zone with the participation of approximately 15 representatives of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities, Greece, and Turkey.

Topic: Cyprus , 23.11.2013 - Nicosia - Buffer Zone

Muezzin ‘booted out of two mosques’ for helping protesters a hero in Turkish election debate | The National | Thomas Seibert

It is no surprise that the anti-government protests that swept Turkey this year have already become a key issue in elections expected next year. What is unexpected is that a muezzin is the focus of the swelling debate.

Topic: Turkey , 21.10.2013 - Istanbul

Suriyeliler Suriye'yi tartıştı | Bursaport | Zafer Opsar

İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi Küresel Siyasal Eğilimler Merkezi (GPoT) ve Munathara İnisiyatifi tarafından ortaklaşa düzenlenen, "Yabancı Müdahale Suriye için Geriye Kalan Tek Seçenek mi?" konulu canlı tartışmada Suriyeliler Suriye’yi tartıştı. Yabancı askeri müdahaleyi savunanlar ile buna karşı çıkan Suriyeliler’i tartışmasında ilginç yaklaşımlar dikkat çekti.

Topic: Middle East , 21.9.2013 - Istanbul

Syrian Youth Given Debate and Dialogue Skills

GPoT Center hosted a two-day debate and dialogue training followed by an exclusive live debate on foreign military intervention in Syria from the 16th to the 18th of September 2013.

Topic: Middle East , 18.9.2013 - Istanbul

Call on Syrian Youth: ‘Make Your Voices Heard’ – Turkey | BarakaBits

The Munathara Initiative, alongside the Global Political Trends Center (GPoT) and IREX, are calling on young Syrians to make their voices heard by submitting a short video detailing their visions for Syria’s future.

Topic: Middle East , 19.8.2013 - Istanbul

GPoT Center and the Munathara Initiative reach out to Syrian youth

GPoT Center is partnering with the Munathara Initiative (Munathara) to implement Musabaqat Munathara #DD9, a debate competition dedicated to the youth of Syria. Syrian youth may take part by submitting a video of up to 99 seconds, detailing their vision for Syria and a proposal for a way forward.

Topic: Middle East , 13.8.2013 - Istanbul

Turkey’s stance on Egypt coup ‘shows its democratic maturity’ | Hürriyet Daily News | Barçın Yinanç

The fact that all Turkey’s political parties have criticized the military coup in Egypt is a strong indicator of the country’s democratic maturity, according to an academic expert. ‘This tells us that if something similar happened here, it wouldn’t be tolerated,’ says Professor Mensur Akgün of Istanbul’s Kültür University

Topic: Middle East , 8.7.2013 - Istanbul

IPC Observatory: The Future of the Liberal Order

Sophia Hutnik from GPoT Center attended a conference hosted by the Istanbul Policy Center entitled the “IPC Observatory: The Future of the Liberal Order” on 23 May 2013.

Topic: Other , 23.5.2013 - Istanbul

Youth for a Democratic Syria | Democracy Training Workshop

GPoT Center organized a week-long Democracy Training Workshop, which brought together 30 exiled Syrian youth community representatives, between the 11th and 15th of March in Istanbul, Turkey.

Topic: Middle East , 15.3.2013 - Istanbul

Inaugural Suna Roundtable Discussion - The Middle East on Rise: Turkey and the EU

GPoT Center in collaboration with the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences (FSES) of the Comenius University in Slovakia organized the Inaugural Suna Roundtable Discussion entitled The Middle East on Rise: Turkey and the EU on the premises of the FSES in Bratislava on October 25, 2012.

Topic: Turkey , 25.10.2012 - Bratislava

Settling Accounts with February 28th | Menekşe Tokyay | SES Türkiye

The legacy of the February 28th coup reinforces calls for a new civilian constitution. As controversial coup plot trials like Ergenekon and Sledgehammer continue, Turkey marks the 15th anniversary of the February 28th process. Known as a "post-modern coup" that ultimately brought down the Islamist Welfare Party and True Path Party (Refah-Yol) coalition in 1997, the memorandum handed to the late Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan outlining the army's concerns over the threat to secularism has had a lasting impact on the civil-military relations in the country.

Topic: Turkey , 28.2.2012 - Istanbul

EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2011

Director of GPoT Center, Dr. Mensur Akgün, participated in the EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2011 in Barcelona between October 6th and 7th, 2011.

Topic: Other , 7.10.2011 - Barcelona

Turks’ Military Chiefs Depart | Los Angeles Times | Borzou Daragahi, Paul Richter

The apparent resignations come amid a standoff over jailed officers. Symbolically, it’s the end of the period of the military involvement in politics.’ — Asli Aydintasbas, columnist for the daily newspaper Milliyet

Topic: Turkey , 30.7.2011 - Istanbul

The Belgian Model: In the Light of Turkey's Constitutional Debate

On June 17th, 2011, GPoT Center organized a round-table meeting with the participation of Mr. François Del Marmol, the Consul General of Belgium in Istanbul.

Topic: Other , 17.6.2011 - Istanbul

GPoT Center Is a Proud Member of the EuroMeSCo Steering Committee

EuroMeSCo is a network of thirty-nine member-countries of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP), i.e. the EU's comprehensive policy for its relations with the Southern Mediterranean region.

Topic: European Union , 29.1.2011 - Barcelona