2 March 2011
ECFR visit to Istanbul and Ankara: What Does Turkey Think?
Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Ihrahim Kalin, foreign policy advisor of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan
Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Ihrahim Kalin, foreign policy advisor of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan

ESI’s Gerald Knaus joined a trip to Istanbul and Ankara by the ECFR (European Council on Foreign relations) to explore current trends on Turkish society and politics.

Among others, the group met with Turkish president Abdullah Gul and Ihrahim Kalin, foreign policy advisor of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, as well as with diplomats, researchers, and the head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, Marc Pierini.

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