14 October 2009
ESI in Bursa: Armenian-Turkish football diplomacy
Nigar Göksel and Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere
Nigar Göksel and Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere

ESI analysts Nigar Göksel and Ekrem Güzeldere went to Bursa to watch the return soccer match between Armenia and Turkey. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and Turkish President Abdullah Gul both attended the match. It was the culmination of a round of "football diplomacy" that began on 6 September 2008, when Turkey's Gul attended a match in Armenia.

Before the match, Nigar and Ekrem participated in a seminar for Armenian and Turkish journalists.

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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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