9 October 2012
Istanbul - ESI at the 3rd Istanbul Forum: Europe as an Idea: Is Turkey part of it?
Gerald Knaus and Sinan Ülgen. Photo: The Istanbul Forum<
Gerald Knaus and Sinan Ülgen. Photo: The Istanbul Forum

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invitited to speak at the 3rd istanbul Forum at a session on "Europe as an Idea: Is Turkey part of it?". He addressed three issues:

  1. What does Europe as an idea constitute? What are the contours of such a Europe? Do you see Turkey part of this Europe or are we at the beginning of a structural drifting away?
  2. If Turkey is not part of such a Europe what does that mean for the Balkans and the common neighborhoods such as the Mediterranean?
  3. What needs to be done to have a common future? What can be said beyond the formal and stalled accession negotiations?
View of the panel. Photo: The Istanbul Forum
View of the panel. Photo: The Istanbul Forum