22 March 2013
Ankara – Meetings and presentation on EU values
Haluk Ilicak – Jean-Maurice Ripert
Haluk Ilicak – Jean-Maurice Ripert

ESI's Gerald Knaus went to Ankara for meetings with the head of the EU Delegation Turkey, Jean-Maurice Ripert, and with Ambassador Haluk Ilicak, Undersecretary of the Ministry for EU Affairs, to present them ESI's research on visa-freee travel for Turkey. The next day, Gerald spoke at a conference organised by the Swedish Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation on "Human rights, European values and the future of the EU-Turkey relationship".

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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