8 November 2007
ESI at the Turkey-EU Lisbon Observatory

ESI analyst Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere was invited to attend Turkey’s EU membership Observatory, which aims to promote a common understanding both in Turkey and the EU of the challenges and opportunities of the future enlargement and to encourage informed civic debate with a view to addressing perceptions regarding culture and values expressed by the society and State. Running successfully as a civic dialogue project since 1994, it is now a part of the Europa-Bridges of Knowledge program, based at Sabanci University and implemented in cooperation with partner institutions and associates.

The 2007 Lisbon Observatory, organized during the Portuguese presidency of the EU, will focus on the Commission’s 2007 Progress Report of Turkey within the framework of Euro-Med issues, security and, in particular, perceptions and culture.

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com