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Online Meeting with Professor Joseph Nye, Emeritus and Former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government
Thursday, February 4, 2021
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Online Meeting with Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek, Senior Policy Advisor for European Foundation for Democracy
Monday, January 25, 2021
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Online Meeting with Ambassador Sedat Önal, Deputy Minister at the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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GRF Applications for the Young Academics Program 2021 Term Have Been Extended to February 15, 2021.
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Online Meeting with Samir Saran, President of Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
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Online Meeting with Prof. Murat Akova, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Hacettepe University School of Medicine
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
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Online Meeting with Dr. Victor Fung, Group Chairman of Li & Fung Group of Companies
Monday, December 14, 2020
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Online Meeting with Doğan Taşkent, Atabay Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals Inc. Lead on R&D and Innovation
Thursday, December 10, 2020
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Online Meeting with Dame Silvia Cartwright, Former Governor-General of New Zealand
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
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Online Meeting with Dr. Öz Yılmaz, Founder of Anatolian Geophysical and CTO of GeoTomo
Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Online Meeting with Prof. Philip Seib, University of Southern California Professor of Journalism and Public Diplomacy
Friday, November 27, 2020
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Online Meeting with EBRD (European Bank of Reconstruction and Development) Managing Director for Turkey Arvid Tuerkner and EBRD Lead Regional Economist Roger Kelly
Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Online Meeting with Ambassador Jonathan Tow, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore
Friday, November 6, 2020
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November 10 Atatürk Memorial Day
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Online Meeting with Prof. Hakan Kara, Former Chief Economist of the Turkish Central Bank
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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Online Meeting with Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister of Sweden
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Online Meeting with Michael Spindelegger, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria and Director General of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
Monday, October 12, 2020
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Online Meeting with Thomas de Waal, Senior Researcher at Carnegie Europe
Friday, October 9, 2020
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Online Meeting with Fyodor Lukyanov, President of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (SVOP) & Editor-in-Chief of “Russia in Global Affairs”
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Online Meeting with Mr. George E. Pataki, Former Governor of New York
Thursday, September 17, 2020
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Online Meeting with Prof. Serhat Ünal, Hacettepe University Head of Department for Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology & Member of the Coronavirus Scientific Board
Monday, September 14, 2020
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Online Meeting with Rear Admiral (R) Cem Gürdeniz, Founding Director of the Koç University Maritime Forum
Friday, September 4, 2020
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Online Meeting with Ambassador Christian Berger Head of the European Union (EU) Turkey Delegation
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
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Online Meeting with Dr. Daniel Gros, Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
Thursday, June 25, 2020
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Online Meeting with Şant Manukyan, International Capital Markets Manager at İş Yatırım
Monday, June 22, 2020
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Online Meeting with Howard Chase, Senior Director of Government Affairs for Dow Europe, Middle East, Africa and India
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Food for Thought & News from GRF
New Global Relations Forum Publication: GİF Küresel Durum Raporu 2020
26.01.2021
Summarizing the political, social and economic developments of 2020 with contributions from our members, our new publication ’GİF Küresel Durum Raporu 2020’ is now online.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ CoC Global Memo on the US Capitol Building Attack, With Contributions From GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel, Has Been Published.
16.01.2021
Published by Council of Councils, the Global Memo article series entitled "U.S. Capitol Breach Was a Shot Heard Round the World" also includes contributions from GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel.
New Global Relations Forum Publication: Açık Telgraf
31.12.2020
A collection of the memories and little anecdotes of twenty-one retired Ambassador members of GRF, the book can now be viewed at our website.
Remembering Prof. Ahmet Acar (1949 - 2020)
28.12.2020
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of our GRF Board of Directors Member and Vice-Chairman, Former Rector of the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) Prof. Ahmet Acar, and give our condolences to his family and loved ones.
European Leadership Network (ELN) Article by GRF Members Formerly Serving as Permanent Representatives to NATO on the S-400 Crisis Now Online
19.12.2020
The article, written by Former Permanent Representatives to NATO Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, Ambassador Mehmet Fatih Ceylan and Ambassador Ümit Pamir, discusses how Turkey and NATO can find a way forward on the S-400 issue.
Article by GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel Assessing the European Union’s Sanctions Policies with Regards to Turkey
14.12.2020
In his article, Ambassador (R) Yenel records the recent history of the European Union’s sanctions efforts against Turkey and examines why these policies have failed.
Article by Ambassador Bozkurt Aran, Director of the TEPAV Center for Multilateral Trade Studies and GRF Member, on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
01.12.2020
In his article, Ambassador Bozkurt Aran, Director of the TEPAV Center for Multilateral Trade Studies and GRF Member Ambassador Bozkurt Aran examines the implications of the recently-signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
GRF is Accepting Applications for a New Associate Position.
01.12.2020
The Council of Foreign Relations’ CoC Article Series on the US Elections, With Contributions From GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel, Has Been Published.
12.11.2020
Published by Council of Councils, the article series "Biden and the World: Global Perspectives on the US Presidential Election" includes contributions from GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel.
GRF Honorary Member and Journalist Sami Kohen Awarded with ‘Distinguished Service Award’ of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
20.10.2020
In recognition of his contributions to foreign affairs, Mr. Kohen was honored with an award presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.
Task Forces GRF Task Forces strive to make balanced judgments on matters that involve medium to long-term uncertainty as well as propose clear strategies and policy recommendations for Turkey in light of these judgments.
Track-II StudiesGRF Track-II Studies involve contacts and consultation processes with high-level individuals of another country to carry the official dialogue between the two countries to the level of civil society. The aim is to contribute to foreign policy processes and public diplomacy through in-depth exchanges on issues touching upon bilateral relations.
International DialoguesInternational Dialogues involve the establishment of issue-based partnerships with organizations and individuals from around the world whose values, objectives and areas of focus coincide with those of GRF.
GRF Special Reports GRF Special Reports are aimed at examining the discourse regarding important global issues through structural and contemporary frameworks, as well as developing long-term viewpoints and policy suggestions for Turkey.
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GRF Young Scholars ProgramWe are currently in the process of reconceptualizing the GRF Young Scholars Program and as such, are regrettably not accepting applications at this time. Please follow our website and social media for any upcoming announcements.
GRF Young Academics ProgramThe GRF Young Academics Program is designed for young academics who are either pursuing or have completed their PhDs within the last three years. Applications for the 2021 term are now open. Deadline for applications has been extended to February 15, 2021.
GRF Young Professionals ProgramParticipants of the GRF Young Professionals Program are expected to have four years of work experience, and to be no older than 38. Applications for the program’s 2021-2022 term are now open, with the deadline set for March 31, 2021.