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Food for Thought & News from GRF
Global Relations Forum Is Now A Member of the European Policy Centre (EPC) Network
GRF is the latest organization to be admitted to the inter-organizational cooperation network of the European Policy Centre, one of Europe’s leading think-tanks.
GRF Global Outlook Report 2022 Is Out
The Global Relations Forum (GRF) - Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB) Joint Report Has Been Published.
Penned by GRF Young Scholars Program alumni Nazlı Azergün and prepared jointly with our GRF Corporate Member, the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB), the report has been published under the name: "An Investigation into ESG Investing in Turkey: The Case Study of TSKB".
Global Relations Forum (GRF) - Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) Joint Publication: "A Europe We Can Believe In"
Jointly prepared by Global Relations Forum (GRF) and Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), this paper examines the possible benefits of the recently popular idea of a European Political Community for the European Union and beyond, as well as some of the political pitfalls to be avoided.
GRF Vice-Chairman and Former Director-General of the OPCW Ambassador (R) Ahmet Üzümcü Has Been Made An Honorary Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St George.
Ambassador (R) Üzümcü was awarded with the honorary companionship of "The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George" by Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Turkey, Dominick Chilcott.
Chairperson of Güven Hospital and GRF Member Mrs. Nüket Küçükel Ezberci Awarded with the Italian ’’Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia’’
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"
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
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)
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”.
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
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.
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
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
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
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 Studies
GRF 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 Dialogues
International 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.
Roundtable Meetings Series
GRF Roundtable Meeting Series, open to all GRF members, is an institutional instrument, conceived mainly to establish an ongoing exchange between GRF Task Forces and GRF members.
GRF Diplomacy Seminars
GRF Diplomacy Seminars program, designed to bring undergraduate and graduate-level students together with experienced academics and practitioners in the field of diplomacy in order to facilitate discussion and debate of international matters.
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The Effects and Potential Dangers of Future Technologies with Dr. Rıza Kadılar, Honorary Chairman of eXec Turkey - June 19, 2023
GRF Young Fellows Program
The GRF Young Scholars program, which had taken an hiatus in 2020 to undergo restructuring, has resumed in 2022 under a new format as well as the new name, the GRF Young Fellows program. Applications for the program are now open until October 9, 2023.
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GRF Young Academics Program
The GRF Young Academics Program is designed for young academics who are either pursuing or have completed their PhDs within the last three years.
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GRF Young Professionals Program
Participants 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 closed.
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