INSITER Coordinator attended UACES panel “European Union-Turkey Relations in Times of Crisis – Actors, Perceptions and Discourses”

INSITER Coordinator Ebru Turhan attended the 49th UACES Annual Conference which took place at the University of Lisbon on 1-4 September 2019. Turhan presented a paper titled “The Evolution of EU Studies in Turkey: A Gender Perspective” co-authored by Rahime Süleymanoglu Kürüm at the panel “European Union-Turkey Relations in Times of Crisis – Actors, Perceptions and Discourses”. 

 

Turkish Narratives of Europe – Presentation at the Coimbra Group International Lecture Series

INSITER Coordinator Ebru Turhan held a public lecture on Turkish Narratives of Europe as part of the Coimbra Group International Lecture Series “Narratives of Europe – Narratives for Europe” on 25 June 2019 at the University of Cologne. The  lecture series attempts a survey of the different narratives on Europe across EU member states and key third countries, focusing on both differences and common traits, inspired by the hope that an increased awareness of these narratives and expectations increases and improves mutual understanding within the EU. Turhan’s presentation was streamed live and could be watched here.

 

Best Student Research Papers 2018-2019

INSITER is proud to publish the best student research papers written during 2018-2019 for the four lectures/seminars that are components of the INSITER project. The following papers have been chosen as the best ones to be published given their overall academic quality and the grades the students received for them:

AVU 114, Furkan Durmaz, “EU-Turkey Relations on the axis of Refugee Crisis”, read here.

AVU 101, Asiye Bilge Kırca, “The Role of European Identity in Turkey-European Union Relations”, read here.

AVU 106, Onur Alp, “U.S Foreign Policy: Why U.S Withdrew from Iran nuclear deal
An explaining with foreign policy theories “, read here.

AVU 107, Fatih Hacıbektaşoğlu, “Is European Parliament democratic or non-democratic?”, read here.

New Edited Volume on German-Turkish Relations

INSITER coordinator Ebru Turhan published an edited-volume titled “German-Turkish Relations Revisited: The European Dimension, Domestic and Foreign Politics and Transnational Dynamics” which builds on a multi-angled and accessible approach with refreshing contributions on latest developments in German-Turkish affairs by German and Turkish scholars. Departing from the intermestic and exceptionally interdependent nature of German-Turkish relations, the edited volume revisits the German-Turkish dialogue and examines the potential for future cooperation and conflict between both countries. To this end, the chapters of the volume focus on three dimensions of German-Turkish relations which particularly involve conflictual and cooperative dialogue: the European dimension, domestic and foreign politics and transnational dynamics. For the table of contents and the introductory chapter “German-Turkish Relations – Intermestic, Interdependent, Intricate” please click here.

INSITER Represented at the 2019 EUSA Biennial Conference in Denver

INSITER Coordinator Ebru Turhan and former INSITER Co-Coordinator and Advisory Board Member Wulf Reiners participated in the panel titled “Varying, Overlapping, and Competing Perceptions of a Unique Partnership: Unravelling the Stories on EU-Turkey Relations” at the 2019 EUSA Biennial Conference in Denver, USA. While Wulf Reiners acted as the discussant of the panel, Ebru Turhan presented a paper titled “Elite Framing of the EU-Turkey Refugee “Deal”: A Comparative Analysis of German and Turkish Policy-Makers’ Expectations from and Understandings of the “Deal” co-authored with Ayca Arkilic from the Victoria University of Wellington, and also served as the Chair of the session. Other presenters of the panel included Meltem Müftüler-Bac (Sabanci University) and Ebru Ece Özbey (University of Cologne).

 

Meeting of the INSITER Advisory Board

On May 2, 2019 the fourth meeting of the INSITER Advisory and Steering Board took place in Istanbul. The meeting served the purpose to jointly reflect on the programme implementation during the last three years, the key achievements of the project including teaching, publications, events and dissemination. The group also discussed potential follow-up projects and applications on EU-Turkey relations following the conclusion of the INSITER module.

Upcoming Conference: “New political challenges for Germany, Turkey and the EU – 2019″

On behalf of the University of Cologne, the Turkish-German University, the Jean Monnet Module INSITER- Inside the Turkey-EU Relations, Migration and Integration Research Center (TAGU) and German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 6th Joint Conference “New political challenges for Germany Turkey and EU” on May 3, 2019. The conference takes place in the premises of the Turkish-German University in Istanbul (Beykoz) and will bring together scholars from both Turkey and EU countries who are engaged in EU and IR studies and Germany –Turkey relations.
The conference program foresees keynote speeches by Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & Director for EU Affairs, and Martin Erdmann, Ambassador of Germany to Turkey and three thematic panels on:

  • Past, current and future trends in EU-Germany-Turkey relations
  • Migration and diaspora policy in EU-Turkey relations: latest trends and impact
  • Current trends in world politics and reflections on EU-Turkey relations

Please contact  emre.midilli@tau.edu.tr  for registration.

New Publication on Germany’s Influence in EU Migration Policy and EU-Turkey Affairs

INSITER 2016/17 Academic Co-Coordinator and INSITER Advisory Board Member Wulf Reiners published together with Funda Tekin an article entitled “Taking Refuge in Leadership? Facilitators and Constraints of Germany’s Influence in EU Migration Policy and EU-Turkey Affairs during the Refugee Crisis (2015–2016)” in German Politics, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1080/09644008.2019.1566457.