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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 Goverment Affairs for Dow Europe, Middle East, Africa and India
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Online Meeting with Dr. Constanze Stelzenmüller, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institute
Monday, June 15, 2020
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Online Meeting with Prof. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Monday, June 8, 2020
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Online Meeting with Auguste Tano Kouamé, World Bank Country Director for Turkey
Friday, June 5, 2020
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Online Meeting with Mr. Can Kendi, Country Director of McKinsey & Company Turkey and GRF Corporate Member
Monday, June 1, 2020
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Online Meeting with Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
Thursday, May 21, 2020
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Online Meeting with Mr. Gideon Rachman, Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist for Financial Times
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Online Meeting with Mr. George A. Papandreou, Former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece
Friday, May 15, 2020
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Online Meeting with Prof. Erinç Yeldan, Dean of Bilkent University, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences and Columnist for Cumhuriyet
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
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Online Meeting with Mr. Giovanni Bisignani, CEO (F) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and President (F) of the Association of European Airlines
Monday, May 11, 2020
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Online Meeting with Ambassador Anthony Gardner, Former Permanent Representative of the US to the EU
Friday, May 8, 2020
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Online Meeting with Mr. Ersin Özince, Chairman of the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB)
Thursday, May 7, 2020
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Online Meeting with Mr. Gerald Knaus, Founding President of the European Stability Initiative (ESI)
Monday, May 4, 2020
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Online Meeting with Mr. Murat Yetkin, Editor-in-Chief of Yetkin Report
Friday, April 24, 2020
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Online Meeting with Mr. Giles Merritt, Founder and Secretary General of Friends of Europe
Thursday, April 16, 2020
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GRF Membership Survey Evaluation Meetings with Mr. Bekir Ağırdır, Director of KONDA Research and Consultancy
Friday, March 13, 2020
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Ceremony and Dinner for Ambassador (R) Mustafa Akşin’s GRF Honorary Membership Award
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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Roundtable Meeting with Mr. Andrew Clarke, Executive Counsel for Exxon Mobil
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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GRF Young Professionals Program 2018 – 2019 Term Fourth and Fifth Meetings
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Food for Thought & News from GRF
GRF Public Appeal on Preserving the Istanbul Convention
Due to our concern surrounding the recent debates on the Istanbul Convention, we at the Global Relations Forum respectfully present a public appeal on this very important issue, penned by our Distinguished Member Feride Acar.
Article By Ambassador (R) Erdoğan İşcan, Member of the UN Committee Against Torture and Lecturer at İstanbul Kültür University on The United Nations Human Rights System During COVID-19
In his article for GRF, GRF Member Ambassador (R) İşcan emphasizes the importance of defending the United Nations human rights systems in the face of challenges such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel’s Article Has Been Published in the Council on Foreign Relations’ COVID-19 Article Series
The article by Ambassador (R) Yenel, entitled "The Effects of COVID-19 and How to Prepare for the Future", has been published in the article series by the Council on Foreign Relations, with the help of its global partners.
Article by GRF Member Ambassador (R) Selim Kuneralp on the Customs Union and EU-Turkey Relations
In the article, Ambassador (R) Kuneralp provides a historical account of Turkey’s Customs Union initiative with the EU and assesses its potential as an alternative for EU membership.
Announcement: All Planned GRF Events for March Have Been Postponed Due to the Coronavirus
Speech by Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations (F) and NATO, Ambassador Ümit Pamir on Global Governance and the Liberal Order
GRF Member, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations (F) and to NATO, Ambassador Ümit Pamir gave a speech on the changing dynamics of the global order.
The GRF Viewpoint Article from GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel on the EU-Turkey Migration Deal Has Been Published by Friends of Europe
Ambassador (R) Yenel’s article entitled "It’s Not About Money, It’s About Solidarity - How to Save the Migration Deal" has been published in Friends of Europe’s online journal, ’Europe’s World’.
Article by NATO Permanent Representative (F) and GRF Member Ambassador (R) Fatih Ceylan on NATO’s Strategy in the Middle East
In the article written exclusively for GRF, Ambassador (R) Fatih Ceylan shares his assessments on NATO’s positioning in the Middle East.
"Moving the Turkey - EU Relationship Forward" by GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel
The Viewpoint article by Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel details the evolution of the Turkey - EU relationship, as well as providing insights into its future.
GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel’s Viewpoint on the Changing European Union Administration and Its Reflections on Turkey – EU Relations
The Viewpoint article written in Turkish by Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel also includes an appendix where the members of the European Union’s new administration are introduced.
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 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.
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. The program brings together individuals for whom it is second nature to think comprehensively, to share their opinions with modesty, and to consider the opinions of others with curiosity.