9 October 2012
Istanbul - ESI at the 3rd Istanbul Forum: Europe as an Idea: Is Turkey part of it?
Gerald Knaus and Sinan Ülgen. Photo: The Istanbul Forum<
Gerald Knaus and Sinan Ülgen. Photo: The Istanbul Forum

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invitited to speak at the 3rd istanbul Forum at a session on "Europe as an Idea: Is Turkey part of it?". He addressed three issues:

  1. What does Europe as an idea constitute? What are the contours of such a Europe? Do you see Turkey part of this Europe or are we at the beginning of a structural drifting away?
  2. If Turkey is not part of such a Europe what does that mean for the Balkans and the common neighborhoods such as the Mediterranean?
  3. What needs to be done to have a common future? What can be said beyond the formal and stalled accession negotiations?
View of the panel. Photo: The Istanbul Forum
View of the panel. Photo: The Istanbul Forum
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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.

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