20 September 2011
Public ESI event in Berlin: Turkey after the elections what next?

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Introduction by Gerald Knaus. Video: ESI / Das Filmgerät. All rights reserved.

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Ruprecht Polenz – Gerald Knaus – Mustafa Akyol, Q&A and discussion. Video: ESI / Das Filmgerät. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 12.00 to 14.00 hours
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik (DGAP)
Rauchstr. 17, 10787 Berlin

Turkey after the elections – what next?

Speakers:

As expected, Prime Minister Erdogan und his AK Party won the June elections in Turkey. Where is Turkey headed now? Has the AKP permanently reduced the power of the military? What is the future of Turkish-EU relations? What are the constitutional amendments going to be like and will they improve the position of minorities in Turkey? These are some of the issues that were discussed at the event. Others included the role and future of Turkish Islam; the steps the Turkish government can take to come closer to a visa liberalisation process with the EU; and, very important, the role of Germany, which is Turkey's most important partner in the EU.

The event was be held in English.

 

DGAP               European Commission
                                                            The EU is financing this event

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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