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This session of the ACES Practitioner Engagement Series is organised in collaboration with Instituto Affari Internazionali in Rome. During the session the speakers will discuss how to put EU-Turkey relations on a more constructive footing again.

Event details of The geopolitical gamble in the Eastern Mediterranean: Can the EU and Turkey find a way out of the crisis?
Date 26 November 2020
Time 13:30 -15:00

EU-Turkey relations have further deteriorated since the accession process has been frozen. The latest and most acute crisis is now playing out in the Eastern Mediterranean where the Greek-Turkish maritime borders dispute has become intertwined with other conflicts in the area, further complicated by even larger geopolitical confrontations. In this complex environment, how can EU-Turkey relations be put on a more constructive footing again?


Introductory remarks: Angelina Eichhorst (European External Action Service)

Speakers: Laura Batalla Adam (EU-Turkey Forum), Ioannis N. Grigoriadis (Bilkent University/ELIAMEP), Meltem Müftüler-Baç (Sabanci University)

Discussant: Luca Franza (Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI))

Chair: Beste İşleyen (University of Amsterdam (UvA))

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About the Series

In November and December 2020, Dimitris Bouris (UvA Department of Political Science) will organise the 4th Practitioners Engagement Series in cooperation with the EUMENIA Jean Monnet network. This year’s series will engage with a number of topical issues and will involve several high-level officials, policy-makers, practitioners and academics. Topics will include the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), the EU’s role in the unresolved conflicts over Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia and South Ossetia as well as EU-Turkey relations and geopolitics in the East Mediterranean.