26 July 2010
Turkey documentary screening at international summer school in Istanbul
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On 26 July 2010 ESI senior analyst Nigar Göksel and ESI analyst Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere participated in the CIFE/Bilgi Universitiy international summer school. The topics of their three hour session was civil society and the women's movement, the genocide debate and Turkey-Armenia relations, Nigar and Ekrem also showed the Turkey documentary from the "Return to Europe" series and discussed the film and related topics with the students, about 15 Turkish and 15 international graduate students.

The ten-part documentary series Return to Europe is one of the most ambitious TV projects on South Eastern Europe produced in recent years. The aim of the series is to acquaint viewers with the region and its peoples, their recent past and their struggle for a better future in Europe. The series has been jointly produced by the Austrian TV production company pre-TV, Austria's public broadcaster ORF and the German-language satellite channel 3sat, in cooperation with ESI, which provided its expertise. The film project has been initiated by ERSTE Foundation, which has also provided funding.