5 November 2015
Berlin – ESI presentation on the refugee crisis and Turkey at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs
German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo: flickr/Initiative Echte Soziale Marktwirtschaft
German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Photo: flickr/Initiative Echte Soziale Marktwirtschaft

ESI's Gerald Knaus spoke at a policy briefing at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organised by Stiftung Mercator. The meeting was chaired by the head of the ministry's policy planning unit, Thomas Bagger. Gerald presented ESI's policy proposal: The Merkel Plan – A proposal for the Syrian refugee crisis.

Other participants included:

  • Senem Aydin Düzgit (Istanbul Bilgi University)
  • Josef Janning (European Council on Foreign Relations)
  • Fuat Keyman (Istanbul Policy Center)
  • Zümray Kutlu (Anadolu Kültür)
  • Günter Seufert (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik)
  • Michael Werz (Center for American Progress)
  • Michael Schwarz (Stiftung Mercator)
  • Kirsten Hommelhoff (Stiftung Mercator)
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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