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Online Meeting with Prof. Yakın Ertürk, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
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GRF Young Academics Program 2021 Term First Stage Meeting
Sunday, November 21, 2021
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Online Meeting with Dr. Beyza Ünal, Deputy Director of the International Security Programme at Chatham House
Thursday, November 11, 2021
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Online Meeting with Aysu Uygur, Strategy Officer for Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Thursday, November 4, 2021
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Online Meeting with Richard McGregor, Lowy Institute Senior Fellow for East Asia
Monday, November 1, 2021
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Online Meeting with Prof. Lord Robert Skidelsky, Economist and Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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Online Meeting with Sir Michael Leigh, Former Director-General of Enlargement at the European Commission & Academic Director at Johns Hopkins University
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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Remembering Sami Kohen (1928 - 2021)
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Online Meeting with Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik A.Ş.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
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Online Meeting with Robin Alexander, Journalist and Writer for Die Welt and Welt am Sonntag
Monday, October 4, 2021
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Online Meeting with Ambassador Christian Berger, Head of the European Union Delegation to Egypt
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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Roadmap for Turkey – EU Relations Online Panel Meeting
Thursday, September 9, 2021
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Online Meeting with Mehmet Gün, Founding Partner of Gün+ Partners Law Firm
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
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Online Meeting with Serpil Timuray, CEO of Vodafone Europe Cluster and Member of Vodafone Group Executive Committee
Monday, July 5, 2021
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Online Meeting with Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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Online Meeting with Sir Peter Westmacott, Former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Turkey
Thursday, June 24, 2021
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GRF’s 13th General Assembly
Thursday, June 17, 2021
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Online Meeting with Dr. Stewart M. Patrick, CFR Director of the Program on International Institutions & Global Governance
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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Online Meeting with Dov S. Zakheim, Former US Undersecretary of Defense
Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Online Meeting with Murat Emirdağ, CEO of Hepsiburada
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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Online Meeting with Dr. Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center
Thursday, May 20, 2021
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"New Perspectives on Diplomacy" Panel Meeting
Monday, May 17, 2021
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Online Meeting with Prof. Ayşegül Kibaroğlu, Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at MEF University
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
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Online Meeting with Prof. Erdal Arıkan, Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University
Friday, May 7, 2021
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Online Meeting with Dr. Nora Fisher Onar, Assistant Professor of International Studies at the University of San Francisco
Thursday, May 6, 2021
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Online Meeting with Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies
Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Happy April 23rd, National Sovereignty and Children’s Day
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Online Meeting with Dr. Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Applications for the GRF Young Professionals Program 2021-2022 Term Have Been Extended to April 20, 2021. To apply, please visit our website: http://gif.org.tr
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Online Meeting with Dr. Betül Kaçar, Director of NASA Astrobiology Research Center and Assistant Professor of Astrobiology at the University of Arizona
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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Online Meeting with H.E. Micheline Calmy-Rey, Former President of the Swiss Confederation and Former Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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Online Meeting with Dr. Susan Lund, Partner at McKinsey & Company (Washington) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Advisory Board Member
Friday, March 12, 2021
Viewpoints
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September Blues for Transatlantic Relations
06.10.2021
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The Longevity of Israel’s New Government: Potential New Direction or Just A Brief Interlude?
01.07.2021
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What to Expect From the NATO Summit? The Case of Turkey
20.05.2021
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The Crime of Genocide and International Law: A Perspective on the 1915 Events
23.04.2021
Food for Thought & News from GRF
Chairperson of Güven Hospital and GRF Member Mrs. Nüket Küçükel Ezberci Awarded with the Italian ’’Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia’’
22.11.2021
Mrs. Küçükel Ezberci was presented with the award and title of ’’Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia’’ by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı.
Prof. Füsun Türkmen, Professor of International Relations at Galatasaray University and GRF Member Awarded with the French "Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur"
22.11.2021
Prof. Füsun Türkmen was awarded the title of "Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur" by Ambassador of France to Turkey Hervé Magro.
Friends of Europe Article by GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel on the EU’s Role As a Global Player
10.11.2021
In his article for Friends of Europe, Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel discusses the challenges faced by the EU as a global player, as well as the potential avenues of opportunity.
Remembering Sami Kohen (1928 - 2021)
19.10.2021
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of master journalist, writer for the Milliyet Newspaper and GRF Honorary Member Mr. Sami Kohen, and give our condolences to his family and loved ones.
Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Founding Member of GRF, Has Been Chosen for TIME Magazine’s “World’s 100 Most Influential People in 2021”.
21.09.2021
Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Founding Member of GRF, is the only Turkish name on TIME’s "World’s 100 Most Influential People in 2021" list.
New GRF Special Report: Roadmap for Turkey - European Union Relations
21.06.2021
The latest GRF Special Report discussing how to build a new, more constructive approach to Turkey - European Union relations can now be viewed in our Publications section.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ CoC Global Memo on the Latest G7 Meeting, With Contributions From GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel, Has Been Published.
20.06.2021
Published by Council of Councils, the Global Memo article series entitled "Biden’s Summitry Was Reassuring for the West. Now Comes the Hard Part." also includes contributions from GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel.
Article by Ambassador (R) Volkan Vural on His Memories of His Visit to Armenia
10.05.2021
In his article written in Turkish exclusively for GRF, Ambassador (R) Volkan Vural recounts the details of his historic 1991 visit as the first Turkish ambassador to visit Armenia, and the events that transpired afterwards.
Article by Ambassador (R) Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and GRF Vice-Chairman, On His Memories and Observations Regarding Turkish-Armenian Relations
04.05.2021
In his article written in Turkish exclusively for GRF and containing insights from his personal life, Ambassador (R) Ahmet Üzümcü examines what can be done to ameliorate Turkish-Armenian relations.
Article By Ambassador (R) Erdoğan İşcan, Member of the UN Committee Against Torture and Lecturer at İstanbul Kültür University on the Legal Applicability of Genocide on the Armenian Issue
23.04.2021
In his article, Ambassador (R) Erdoğan İşcan situates the term ’genocide’ within international law, and examines its applicability regarding the 1915 Armenian relocation issue.
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 extended to April 20, 2021.