European Politics and Institutions
This joint EPC-Turkish Industrialists Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) initiative aims to focus on political and economic developments currently taking place in Turkey, their impact on the country, the surrounding region, and on Turkey’s relationship with the EU - in particular vis-à-vis accession negotiations.
Through a series of meetings and publications, attention is paid to areas of mutual importance and concern to both Turkey and EU, aiming to dispel some of the myths about Turkey while at the same time endeavouring to bring about a better understanding of the country.
This includes highlighting the strategic potential of Turkey as a future member of the EU in both economic and political terms, Turkey’s increasingly dynamic and proactive foreign policy and its developments as an energy and transport hub. At the same time, it focuses on the considerable challenges that still lie ahead if Turkey is to achieve such potential. It also looks into domestic Turkish politics, including the transformations under way in the country.
This joint initiative is coordinated by Senior Policy Analyst Amanda Paul.