On 13-14 November 2017 a study visit to Ankara was realized within the framework of the INSITER Jean Monnet Module. The INSITER delegation consisting of INSITER coordinator Ebru Turhan, INSITER senior staff member Atila Eralp and 15 MA students held talks with Ambassador Selim Yenel, Undersecretary at the Ministry of EU Affairs, Eray Akdağ, TÜSIAD Permanent Representative and Main Liaison to the Turkish Parliament, German Ambassador Martin Erdmann and Gabriel Munuera Vinals, Head of the European Union Turkey Delegation. The delegation also participated in a roundtable organized at the Middle East Technical University titled “Germany and Turkey in Europe: Possibilities and Limitations of Cooperation and Conflict”. The talks in Ankara mainly focused on the current status quo in EU-Turkey dialogue, Turkey’s EU accession process, German-Turkish political, economic and social relations, the Brexit process and the refugee crisis / EU-Turkey “deal”. The visit was also announced on the social media site of the German Embassy in Ankara.
The full program of the visit can be found here.