Berlin – ESI at TOBB & EU-Turkey Forum Webinar

9 November 2020

ESI’s Gerald Knaus participated in a Webinar organised by the European parliament’s EU-Turkey Forum and the Union of Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB).

Gerald analysed the process that led to the EU-Turkey statement on migration in 2016 and how it has played out so far. He also gave an assessment of the European Commission’s “New Pact on Migration and Asylum” and its implications for migration cooperation with Turkey.

Other panellists included MEP Tineke Strik (vice-chair of the EU-Turkey Forum), Ayhan Kaya, (Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Chair of European Politics of Interculturalism at Istanbul Bilgi University), Laura Batalla (Secretary General, European Parliament's Turkey Forum), Başak Yavçan (Senior Researcher in the Hugo Observatory of Migration at the University of Liege and Associate Professor of Political Science at TOBB University in Turkey), and Haluk Nuray (IKV Brussels Representative).