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Iran and its Neighbors Conference

Global Political Trends Center (GPoT) of Istanbul Kultur University and the Middle East Programme of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars organized a conference on Iran and Its Neighbors on 15-17 July at Istanbul.

Topic: Middle East , 15.7.2016 - Istanbul

Forced Migrants, Refugees, and the International State System

In the framework of the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant on Forced Migration Mensur Akgün, Müge Dalkıran, and Omar Sheira, participated in the annual conference entitled "Forced Migrants, Refugees, and the International State System" in Toronto, Canada.

Topic: Other , 17.9.2015 - Toronto

Turkey-Armenia Journalism Award 2015 finds its recipient

Global Political Trends (GPoT) Center organized the fifth annual Turkey-Armenia Journalism Award Ceremony on 11 June 2015 at the Residence of the united states Consulate in Istanbul. In the event that was attended by Istanbul based journalists, academicians, and civil society representatives, the 2015 award went to Milliyet’s Mehveş Evin.

Topic: Armenia , 12.6.2015 - Istanbul

Turkey-Armenia Journalism Award 2015 finds its recipient

Global Political Trends (GPoT) Center organized the fifth annual Turkey-Armenia Journalism Award Ceremony on 11 June 2015 at the Residence of the united states Consulate in Istanbul. In the event that was attended by Istanbul based journalists, academicians, and civil society representatives, the 2015 award went to Milliyet’s Mehveş Evin, for her article “1915: Genocide or not?”

Topic: Armenia , 12.6.2015 - Istanbul

Strained alliances: Israel, Turkey, and the United States

Within the framework of the ongoing policy dialogue between GPoT Center and Mitvim Institute, and with the support of Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Center for Middle East Policy (CMEP) at Brookings hosted a discussion examining the relationship between Israel and Turkey.

Topic: Israel , 23.3.2015 - Washington, D.C.

Strained alliances: Israel, Turkey, and the United States

Within the framework of the ongoing policy dialogue between GPoT Center and Mitvim Institute, and with the support of Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Center for Middle East Policy (CMEP) at Brookings hosted a discussion examining the relationship between Israel and Turkey.

Topic: Israel , 23.3.2015 - 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.

Topic: Other , 30.4.2013 -

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.

Topic: Cyprus , 14.4.2013 - Turkey, Cyprus, Moldova

As EU pares budgets, Turkey and Korea step up aid spending | EurActiv | Timothy Spence

EU candidate Turkey and South Korea, nations that have watched their own fortunes surge in a generation, are ramping up aid programmes for poor nations at a time when such spending in Europe is under threat, a EurActiv analysis of aid statistics shows.

Topic: European Union , 6.2.2013 - Brussels

Turkey-Armenia Media Reporting Bus Tour 2012

Over a two-week period, 16 journalists from Turkey and Armenia traveled over 3,500 kilometers in Turkey, Georgia, and Armenia, meeting with over 40 civil society representatives, politicians, media leaders and “everyday” citizens as well as visiting dozens of historical and cultural sites in order to gain first-hand insight into their neighboring country and to report in-depth about Turkey-Armenia relations from the field.

Topic: Armenia , 6.6.2012 - Turkey & Armenia

Turkish, Armenian journalists pay visit to Malatya, Kayseri | Today's Zaman | Sinem Cengiz

A group of Turkish and Armenian journalists are traveling throughout Turkey, Armenia and Georgia from May 24 to June 6 in order to gain first-hand insight into their neighbors and to report in-depth about Turkish-Armenian relations from the field.

Topic: Armenia , 29.5.2012 - Kayseri

Governance for a Changing World

From the 26th to the 28th of April 2012, Dr. Mensur Akgün attended the workshop entitled Governance for a Changing World that was organized by the The Hague Institute for Global Justice (THIGJ), in close cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Netherlands Institute for International Relations ‘Clingendael’.

Topic: Other , 28.4.2012 - Hague

Civil Society Groups Keep Turkey-Armenia Rapprochement Alive | Menekşe Tokyay | SES Türkiye

Turkish and Armenian NGOs and civil society groups continue to pursue "second track diplomacy" to maintain momentum. Following official attempts at rapprochement between Turkey and Armenia in 2008 with so-called "Football diplomacy", civil society groups on both sides of the border began to engage more each other more actively.

Topic: Armenia , 3.2.2012 - Istanbul

Istanbul Screening of Turkey-Armenia Short Documentaries

GPoT Center organized the screening of a selection of films made by Turkish and Armenian students in their neighboring countries at Istanbul Kültür University on December 23rd, 2011.

Topic: Armenia , 23.12.2011 - Istanbul

Turkish-Israeli Relations and the Middle East Peace Process

GPoT Center hosted a conference with Dr. Alon Liel, in which he presented photos from his, and Mr. Can Yirik’s, book Turkish-Israeli Relations (1949-2010), a pictorial history of the bilateral relationship from its foundations to the present day.

Topic: Israel , 21.11.2011 - Istanbul

The world’s real deficit is of ideas | Hürriyet Daily News | David Judson

As the world’s and Turkey’s markets swoon, currency values gyrate and global investors rush back to their chalkboards, a moment please to focus on the real “deficit.” America and Europe can pay their bills and Turkey can get its increasingly messy house in order. The real problem is not a lack of credit but a lack of political credibility. That, in turn, is a result of the most important deficit: a deficit of ideas.

Topic: Other , 10.8.2011 - Istanbul

Young Turkey / Young America

On Wednesday, June 8, 2011 a group of 17 Turkish and American young professionals participating in the US State Department funded "Young Turkey / Young America" program visited GPoT Center.

Topic: Other , 8.6.2011 - Istanbul

Towards a Stable Afghanistan in a Peaceful Region

On Friday, June 3, 2011, Global Political Trends Center in partnership with New York University's Center on International Cooperation and the Institute of Strategic Thinking (Stratejik Düşünce Enstitüsü) and with the support of the Turkish and Norwegian Ministries of Foreign Affairs.

Topic: Other , 3.6.2011 - Istanbul

Turkey-Israel Ties Still Poor a Year After Flotilla | Vanessa H Larson | Monsters and Critics

As the first anniversary passed on Tuesday of an Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid flotilla, there was little hope of a normalization of Israeli-Turkish relations in the near future.

Topic: Israel , 31.5.2011 - Istanbul

7th Forum for the Future - Workshop on Private Sector’s Role in the CSR

GPoT, with the assistance of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) of Canada, organized a conference on “The Private Sector’s Role in the Area of Corporate Social Responsibility".

Topic: Middle East , 9.10.2010 - Istanbul