Center organized an activity on Human Security Challenge, which was facilitated
by Human Security Collective’s Jeanne Abdulla under the auspices of Istanbul
Kültür University (IKU). The event, which was attended by students of International
Relations in IKU, consisted of an interactive game and was followed by a briefing
session discussing the lessons learned and the challenges faced during the
Today, almost every aspect of the Broader Middle Eastern and North African (BMENA) region continues to change at a remarkably fast pace. In response, Global Political Trends Center (GPoT) utilizes its expertise as a think-tank to issue this Regional Updates report.
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.
GPoT Policy Update No. 9 briefly presents the process that took Israel to early elections, while discussing the meaning of the results for Turkey and outlining the new outlook of the Israeli Knesset.
25.3.2015 | Istanbul
Video from Turkey-Armenia Journalism Award 2012
GPoT Center together with the Eurasia Partnership Foundation and Yerevan Press Club held the second annual "Turkey-Armenia Journalism Award" ceremony on the premises of the British Consulate General in Istanbul on June 14, 2012. The winners of the 2012 award were Ms. Hilâl Kaplan of Yeni Şafak (Turkey) and Ms. Lilit Gasparyan of Yerkir Media (Armenia). The video features speeches delivered by the British Consul General in Istanbul - Mrs. Jessica Hand; Chair of the Board of Trustees of Istanbul Kültür University - Mrs. Bahar Akıngüç Günver; Associate Country Director of the Eurasia Partnership
GPoT Center is pleased to announce that the new publication, “The Turkish Ambassador’s Residence and the Cultural History of Washington, D.C.,” is now available for purchase online. Please visit the websites below to buy the product:
The wave of extremism which has engulfed Iraq, Syria and more broadly, the Middle East is characterized by military, political, social, and religious dimensions. And while all these factors coincide, none of them solely accounts for the ongoing crisis.
Turkey has created its new export brand. It was launched by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), on September 28, 2014. The logo has a sublime turquoise colour and is softly curved. It is a sumbol of harmony and joy, inviting all to explore the rivers, seashores, flowery meadows, and mountainous landscapes of Turkey, smiling from within.
In the framework of Bridging Dialogue Initiative, Dimitris Rapidis discussed with Dr. Tiryaki over a strong of issues from the Cyprus issue, to Turkey's EU negotiation process, the major threat of ISIS, illegal immigration, and the Ukrainian crisis.
For a few weeks, it has been a case of when rather than if Turkey would get more heavily involved in the Syrian civil war. Now, the questions are what will it do and what will the consequences be. None of the options look particularly appealing for Ankara.
Turkey secured the release of 49 hostages who had been held for more than three months in Iraq by the jihadists of the Islamic State on Saturday, marking a moment of joy for Turkey while raising questions about how it had managed to set them free.