The joint Conference “New political challenges for Germany, Turkey and the EU – 2017” which was organized by INSITER in cooperation with the CETEUS / University of Cologne, the Turkish-German University, FEUTURE Project and DAAD, took place on May 26, 2017 at the Turkish-German University.
The opening keynote speech was addressed by Saadet Oruç Senior Advisor to the President of the Turkish Republic and, following the speech three thematic panels related to EU-Turkey relations took place.
The first panel “Present and F(e)uture of EU-Turkey Relations (in cooperation with the FEUTURE project)” was chaired by Asst. Prof. Dr. Wulf Reiners (Turkish-German University). With the participation of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bahar Rumelili (Koç University), Doruk Ergun (Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies / EDAM, Istanbul), Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebru Turhan (Turkish-German University) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels (CETEUS, University of Cologne) as panelists, Present and F(e)uture of EU-Turkey Relations was discussed in view of internal and external dynamics affecting both EU and Turkey.
The second panel “EU, Turkey and the Economy” was chaired Prof. Dr. Ferda Halıcıoğlu (Medeniyet University). With the participation of Prof. Dr. Martin Klein (University Halle-Wittenberg), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Çigdem Nas (Economic Development Foundation Istanbul), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elif Nuroglu (Turkish-German University) and Asst. Prof. Dr. Emre Çekin (Turkish-German University) the economic aspect of Turkey-EU relations was discussed.
The third panel “New Actors, New System, New Era? World Politics 2017” was chaired by Asst. Prof. Dr. Enes Bayrakli (Turkish- German University). With the participation of Prof. Dr. Atila Eralp (METU), Asst. Prof. Dr. Deniz Kuru (Turkish- German University) Johannes Müller Gomez (CETEUS, University of Cologne) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitris Tsarouhas (Bilkent University) the dynamic relation between the globalization and international system was discussed.
Finally with the concluding remarks of the INSITER Co-Coordinators Asst. Prof. Dr. Ebru Turhan (Turkish-German University) and Asst. Prof. Dr. Wulf Reiners (Turkish-German University), the “Conference Findings” session ended.
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