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Workshop on International Relations in its 100th Anniversary - May 24, 2019

Istanbul Kültür University, on 24 May 2019, in cooperation with Global Political Trends Center (GPoT), History Foundation and International Relations Council (NEC) hosted the "Workshop on International Relations in its 100th Anniversary".

Roundtable Meeting on Turkish Foreign Policy and Syria - August 8, 2019

8 Ağustos 2019 tarihinde İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi Ataköy yerleşkesinde GPoT stajyerleri ve araştırmacılarının da katıldığı "Türk Dış Politikası ve Suriye" konulu yuvarlak masa toplantısı düzenlendi. GPoT Birim Başkanı Prof. Dr. Mensur Akgün moderatörlüğünde gerçekleştirilen toplantıya GPoT araştırmacılarından Yasin Küçükkaya ve Emekli Büyükelçi Dr. Oğuz Çelikkol Türkiye açısından Suriye’deki mevcut gelişmelerin yaratabileceği fırsat ve zorlukları ele aldılar. ABD ile Türkiye arasında devam eden güvenli bölge tartışmaları ve İdlib’deki durum toplantının ana gündemini oluşturmaktaydı.

Meeting with the International Relations Society of the LSE Student Delegation - April 4, 2019

Global Political Trends Center (GPoT) hosted the International Relations Society of the London School of Economics (LSE) on April 4, 2019. With honorable Ambassador Oğuz Çelikkol, whom outlined the main priorities on Turkish foreign policy as well as shared his diplomatic experiences in the field. Amb. Çelikkol also answered the questions of the students about Turkey and its future. The meeting has gathered the students of LSE with our International Relations students. 

GPoT Talks III - March 1, 2019

The third round of the Talks organized by the Global Political Trends Center (GPoT) was held on March 1, 2019 at the Ataköy campus of İstanbul Kültür University (İKÜ). Serving as the Consul General of Turkey in Jerusalem since November 14, 2016, Ambassador Gürcan Türkoğlu, hosted as a guest of honor in which the Israeli-Palestinian issue, both the historical process and the current dimensions were discussed together.

GPoT Talks II - January 18, 2019

Global Political Trends Center (GPoT) of Istanbul Kültür University (IKU) organized a meeting on 18 January 2019 regarding Cyprus issue in which TRNC Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Kudret Özersay as guest of honor. This event was held as a roundtable meeting, which was open to a limited number of participants. The addressing speeches of the meeting was made by IKU Rector Prof. Dr. Erhan Güzel and the head of Department of International Relations and Head of GPoT Center Prof. Dr. Mensur Akgün.

Kartepe Summit, October 26-28, 2018 "Migration, Refugees and Humanity"

This year, the second Kartepe Summit was held on October 26-28, which hosted by the Republic of Turkey Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality. The main theme of the Summit has been specified as “Migration, Refugees, and Humanity”.

The EuroMeSCo Annual Conference on ''Countering Violent Extremism in the Euro-Mediterranean Region'' Barcelona, June 2017

The EuroMeSCo Annual Conference on ''Countering Violent Extremism in the Euro-Mediterranean Region'' took place in Barcelona on 1-2 June 2017.

It gathered representatives from 106 institutes who are members of the EuroMeSCo network (the largest Euro-Mediterranean network of think tanks dealing with political and security issues), alongside a number of practitioners, diplomats and policy makers.


Future of Syria Local Presentation | 17th May

Global Political Trends Center organizes a presentation of its final publication in the Future of Syria Project. The Local Presentation will be held on 17th May at the Istanbul Kultur University, Atakoy Campus.

The Local Presentation is organized in the framework of EuroMeSCo ENI Project, co-financed by the European Union and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed).

EuroMeSCo | Future of Syria | The Joint Policy Study 7

Taking the current circumstances into consideration, this GPoT-led, EU and IEMed funded Working Package discusses frameworks for the Future of Syria.


The Syrian uprising, which began in March 2011, quickly devolved into a violent war between Bashar al-Assad's regime and multiple, fragmented opposition movements. Six years later, the conflict has resulted in the deaths of over 250.000 Syrians, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights; forced over 4 million people to migrate to neighboring countries; and displaced a further 7.6 million people within Syria.

Migration Network in Europe and Turkey Final Conference

Global Political Trends Center (GPoT Center) organised a conference on 7 April 2017 on the premises of Istanbul Kultur University.

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