On 17 December, ESI's Gerald Knaus spoke at an event organised by the TÜSİAD Foreign Policy Forum at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. The seminar on "The State of European Integration and EU-Turkey Relations: Where Do We Go From Here?" will explore the current state of Turkey-EU relations with a particular focus on the integration crisis of the EU, the additional challenges that Turkish membership would pose and possible solutions. Gerald did a presentation on "The New European Debate on Turkey, Turks and Islam - And What it Means for the Future of Turkish EU Accession".
Other speakers included Axel Sotiris Wallden, EU Commission, DG Enlargement, and Hakan Yilmaz, director of Boğaziçi University's Political Science and International Relations department.
- ESI report: A very special relationship. Why Turkey's EU accession process will continue (11 November 2010)
- ESI: Germany's Great Debate on Turkey and Turks