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.
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'' 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.
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).
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.
Global Political Trends Center (GPoT Center) of Istanbul Kultur University organized a 2-day thematic workshop on 23-24 March 2017 on the premises of Crowne Plaza Hotel Istanbul.
Global Political Trends Center of Istanbul Kültür University organised the first round of its new roundtable meeting series ‘GPoT Talks’. The first round of the GPoT Talks featured the Palestinian Questions, the Palestinian minority in Israel, Israeli-Arab and Turkish relations, with a focus on recent developments in the region. A significant attention was given to the status of Muslim communities in Israel, moderate Islamic movements in Palestine and Israel, and domestic political developments in the region.
Global Political Trends Center (GPoT Center) of Istanbul Kültür University organised the 2-day thematic workshop on 1-2 December 2016 on the premises of Istanbul Kültür University.
The Future of Syria Dialogue Workshop was organized as the second step in the framework of the EuroMeSCo ENI Project, funded by the European Union (EU) and the European Institute of the Mediterranean, (IEMed).