EU-Turkey Relations: In Search for a Positive Agenda
- Ian Lesser, Vice President and Executive Director, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Angelina Eichhorst, Managing Director, European External Action Service
- Fuat Keyman, Director and Member of Executive Board, Istanbul Policy Center
- Güven Sak, Managing Director, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey
- Željana Zovko, Member, European Parliament and Chair, EU-Turkey Forum
- Kadri Tastan, GMF-TOBB Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
In recent years, relations between Turkey and the EU have been characterized by successive crises. Tensions over the rule of law, migration, and energy drillings have led to a rethink of EU-Turkey cooperation. In the summer of 2020, following Turkey’s persistent drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, these crises turned into threats of sanctions and a deadline to put an end to these activities by March of 2021. Yet recently Ankara has been demonstrating a readiness to promote a genuine partnership and a normalization of its relations with the EU. Erdoğan has even declared that he is ready to put the EU-Turkey relations "back on track" and to "turn a new page.”
Join us for this conversation to discuss the state of relations and the opportunities as well as the challenges of EU-Turkey relations.
If you have any questions, please contact Annika Vollmer at AVollmer@gmfus.org.
This online event is part of a series of events and analyses organized as part of the GMF-TOBB Fellowship on Turkey, Europe, and Global Issues launched by GMF in partnership with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) in 2017.