15 November 2011
Public ESI event in Istanbul at Bilgi University: Ignorance, fear and prejudice – do Europeans get Turkey?
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Ignorance, fear and prejudice – do Europeans get Turkey? Video: ESI / Jonathan Lewis.
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15 November 2011, 14:00-16:00

Istanbul Bilgi University, Academic Board Room, Dolapdere Campus,
Kurtuluş Deresi Cad. No:47, 34440 Dolapdere – Istanbul

Ignorance, fear and prejudice – do Europeans get Turkey?


The European Institute of Istanbul Bilgi University and the European Stability Initiative
are pleased to invite you to the panel discussion

Do European media paint a realistic picture of Turkey? Are there issues under-represented or over-represented? What other sources of information – for example, the migrant communities – do Europeans use to form their image of Turkey?

These questions will be discussed by Gerald Knaus, Director of the European Stability Initiative, who will present the results of one year of detailed monitoring of the coverage of Turkey in the media of five EU countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Further panellist are Senem Aydın Düzgit and Peter Widmann, both from Bilgi University's European Institute.

Opening: Prof. Dr. Yeşim Atamer, Deputy Director of the European Institute


Bilgi University     ESI       European Commission

This event is part of the ESI’s project “A changing Turkey and a critical Europe” co-funded by the European Union