International Conference

WITH OR WITHOUT YOU? Searching for a New European Policy on Turkey

  • Turkish and EU flags in front of a mosque in Istanbul © Ege Gocmen /

    Turkish and EU flags in front of a mosque in Istanbul © Ege Gocmen /


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    In recent years, bilateral ties between Turkey and the EU were marked by turbulences. Numerous contentious issues have emerged in the relation between Ankara and EU member states. Seen from the perspective of the EU and its members, Turkey appears to shift back and forth between the role of a crucial policy partner and strategic rival. Despite these difficulties and challenges, Turkey and Europe have many shared interests and there are multiple connections that reach far beyond the official relations. In mid-2023 Turkey will hold presidential and parliamentary elections which are crucial for the future of the country. It is therefore timely to ask what lies ahead in EU-Turkey relations?

    This conference is strictly following the Chatham House rule. It is a joint endeavor by Southeast Europe Association (SOG) and the Protestant Academy Loccum.  Working language is English. German-English interpretation is provided.

    Please find the detailed conference programme and further information on the website of the Protestant Academy Loccum, linked on the right side of this page.

    Vom 29.11.2022
    bis 01.12.2022

    Ort: Evangelische Akademie Loccum

    TürkeiDemokratie / RechtstaatMigration / FluchtEuropäische / transatlantische IntegrationAußenpolitik / Diplomatie

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