16 April 2013
Ankara – ESI at USAK/BIIA workshop: Can Turkey become a model for the development of the Balkans?
Ankara. Photo: flickr/John Bostock
Ankara. Photo: flickr/John Bostock

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to a workshop in Ankara organised by USAK and the British Institute in Ankara on "Rethinking Turkey’'scurrent role and engagement in the Balkans". For his presentation on whether Turkey could become a model for the development of the Balkans he compared and contrasted Balkan and Anatolian towns and cities. Paying regard to social and economic factors such as population, education, unemployment, business opportunities and urbanization rates; Gerald compared Central Anatolian localities with Kayseri at the outset with Balkan settlements such as Lubishte, Peja, and Leskovac in particular.

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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