7 June 2013
Istanbul – ESI at EU conference on "Rethinking Global Challenges: Constructing a Common Future for Turkey and the EU"
Fuat Keyman, Gerald Knaus, and Nora Fisher Onar. Photo: Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs
Fuat Keyman, Gerald Knaus, and Nora Fisher Onar. Photo: Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs

Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at a panel at a conference organised by the Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs on "Rethinking Global Challenges: Constructing a Common Future for Turkey and the EU". Gerald gave a presentation on "Mutual interests, trust and how to cut the knot of Turkey-EU visa liberalisation". Other speakers on the panel included:

  • Chair: Dr. Günter Verheugen, Former Vice President of the European Commission
  • Prof. Fuat Keyman, Director of Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University
  • Nora Fisher Onar, Assist. Prof. Bahcesehir University
  • Vasco Cal, Bureau of European Policy Advisers of the European Commission (BEPA)
  • Dr. F. H. Burak Erdenir, Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry for EU Affairs

Other speakers at the conference included Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Republic of Turkey, Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Stefan Füle, European Commissioner Responsible for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, and Selim Yenel, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the EU, among others.

Conference Agenda

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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