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).

 

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.

Talk on the Impact of Brexit Process on EU-Turkey Relations

On 4 December 2018 INSITER Coordinator Ebru Turhan acted as a panelist together with Dr Simon Waldman (King’s College London) at a breakfast talk in Berlin titled “Between Brussels and London: The UK’s Turkey Policy after Brexit” organized by Heinrich Boell Foundation. Throughout her speech Turhan addressed the existing partnership models between the EU and third countries outside the accession framework and analyzed the similarities and differences between Turkey and these third countries in terms of their working relationship with the EU. Turhan further talked about the limits and potentials of the applicability of a possible Brexit model to the EU-Turkey dialogue.

Research Stay at the Institute for European Politics

INSITER Coordinator Ebru Turhan will realize a research stay at the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in Berlin during June-September 2018 with the kind support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Throughout her stay Turhan will serve as a visiting researcher at the IEP where she will intensively focus on the normative consistency of the EU’s enlargement policy towards Turkey and Turkey’s issue-specific external differentiated integrated with the EU, which are research areas closely linked to the INSITER project. In this vein, the research stay at the IEP will positively contribute to the overall progression of the project and the research conducted within the framework of the INSITER while also enabling the dissemination of the existing project outputs within the German academic circles.

Paper Presentation at the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science

INSITER Coordinator Ebru Turhan participated in the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science, which was held between 21 and 25 July 2018 in Brisbane, Australia with the theme “Borders and Margins”. At the conference Turhan presented her paper titled “From Accession to Partnership? Normative Questions about the EU’s Enlargement Policy towards Turkey” at the panel “Differentiated Integration in the European Union – Consequences for Relations with Neighbours”.

New Publication on External Differentiated Integration

INSITER Coordinator Ebru Turhan recently published an article titled “Avrupa Birliği’nin Üçüncü Ülkelerle Harici Farklılaştırılmış Entegrasyon Modelleri ve Türkiye-AB İlişkilerinin Geleceği: Neoliberal Bir Yaklaşım” (Models of Differentiated Integration between the European Union and Third Countries and the Future
of Turkey–EU Relations: A Neoliberal Approach) in SİYASAL: Journal of Political Sciences (indexed in ESCI), Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 95-120.

Paper Presentation at the ECSA-C Biennial Conference on External Differentiated Integration

INSITER Coordinator Ebru Turhan participated in the 2018 Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association – Canada (ECSA-C) that took place during 9-11 May 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Turhan presented a paper titled “The Evolution of Extended External Differentiated Integration between Turkey and the EU: Causes, Functional Arrangements and Normative Challenges” at the panel “Nearby Tensions: Changes in EU relations with neighbouring states”.

New Publication by the INSITER Coordinator

INSITER Coordinator Ebru Turhan together with Dr. Yasar Aydin published a chapter titled “Deutschlands Rolle beim Flüchtlingsabkommen der Europäischen Union mit der Türkei – Eine Zäsur in der deutschen Türkei-Politik? in the edited volume  “Deutsch-türkische Beziehungen: Historische, sektorale und migrationsspezifische Aspekte” by Wolfgang Gieler, Burak Gümüş and Yunus Yoldaş (eds.).