Conference on May 26 – Register now!

On May 26, 2017, INSITER organises together with the Department of Political Science of the Turkish-German University and the University of Cologne the joint conference
“New Political Challenges for Germany, Turkey and the EU – IV”. 

The conference will take place in the premises of the Turkish-German University in Beykoz / Istanbul. Besides a key note address, three thematic panels related to EU-Turkey relations and beyond will be discussed by invited academics from Turkey and Germany.

The conference is open for the interested public upon registration. In order to register please send your completed registration form to the INSITER Project Assistant Çigdem Çelik. A download of the registration form is available here. Please note that the final day for the submission of registration forms is May 14, 2017.

Save the Date – Conference at Turkish-German University

The conference “New Political Challenges for Germany, Turkey and the EU” will take place on May 26, 2017 in the premises of the Turkish-German University in Beykoz / Istanbul.

The symposium is organised on an annual basis by members of the Department of Political Science so that the edition 2017 in the framework of INSITER carries forward the tradition of the conferences of the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. This year, the symposium includes, for the first time, a panel particularly dedicated to the economic relations between Turkey and the EU.

Further information and the possibility to register for the event will follow in due time.

INSITER Seminar Started

On February 15, 2017, the first session of the INSITER seminar “Contemporary EU-Turkey Relations” took place. The course was added to the Turkish-German University’s MA programme “European and International Affairs” as a new teaching offer (seminar code ‘AVU114’) in the framework of the INSITER project. The seminar is conducted by the INSITER coordinators Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebru Turhan and Asst. Prof. Dr. Wulf Reiners and will take place every Wednesday afternoon. The full seminar syllabus can be found here.

Article on INSITER in DAAD Newsletter

On February 2, 2017 the German Academic Exchange Service in Turkey (DAAD Türkiye) has published the first issue 2017 of its widely-distributed newsletter. Against the background of the close links between the Turkish-German University and the DAAD, the issue also features a one-page article on INSITER (in German language). The INSITER team welcomes the appearance, which is in line with the project’s dissemination strategy to reach out to the wider public through established communication channels. A download of the complete newsletter (PDF) is available here.

Release of the INSITER Brochure

INSITER proudly announces the publication of its information brochure. The brochure constitutes the basic offline-tool to advertise the Jean Monnet Module and to inform both academics and students about the project’s aims, activities and project leaders. The information leaflet will be published with a first print run of 1.000 copies to be distributed soon at the Turkish-German University as well as at partner universities in Turkey and EU countries.

On this occasion the INSITER team would like to thank Sedef Aydoğan, research assistant at the Turkish-German University, for the fantastic design of the brochure (and her incredible patience with us). Çok teşekkürler!

INSITER Coordinators at SUMMIT Conference in Berlin

On January 16 and 17, 2017, the coordinators of INSITER, Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebru Turhan and Asst. Prof. Dr. Wulf Reiners, participated in the  conference of the Jean Monnet Project ‘SUMMIT’ in Berlin, Germany. The conference gathered leading EU-practitioners and academics, practitioners  producing study material, students and an interested public. More information and can be found here.

New Publication by Ebru Turhan

INSITER’s academic co-coordinator Ebru Turhan has published a co-authored book chapter entitled “Turkish Foreign Policy towards the Arab Spring: Between Western Orientation and Regional Disorder”, in the edited volume by Bülent Aras and Fuat Keyman “Turkey, the Arab Spring and Beyond” (New York: Routledge).  Read more

Launch of the INSITER Domain

On December 20, 2016 the first fully revised version of the INSITER webpage has been launched under the domain It is home to information and up-to-date news on the Jean Monnet Module and is meant to be a major communication hub for the dissemination of project activities and results.

Study Trip to Ankara

On December 12-13, 2016 the students of the Turkish-German University’s Master programme “European and International Affairs” went on a research and study trip to Ankara to gather first-hand insights into real-life policy making and diplomacy. Read more here.

Meeting of the INSITER Advisory Board

On November 24, 2016 the first meeting of the INSITER Advisory Board took place in the premises of the Turkish-German University in Istanbul. The meeting served the purpose to jointly review preparatory work of the project team as well as a general planning for the upcoming project year.