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Turkey 2020: Challenges and Opportunities

Point Hotel Barbaros Istanbul, Şişli, Yıldız Posta Caddesi, 29 

Conference Programme

Thursday 27 May 2010

13:00-19:00                 Arrivals

19:00                            Welcome and introduction to the Turkey 2020 seminar

        • Adam Hug, Policy Director, Foreign Policy Centre
        • Zeynep Dereli, Turkey’s Movement for Change (TDH), Program Director and host of the Turkey 20:20 Seminar

20:00                            Dinner at Point Hotel Istanbul

Friday 28 May 2010

08:00-09:00 Breakfast at the hotel

09:30                            Registration with Coffee and Tea

10:00                   Turkey’s Economic Future: The aftermath of the global crisis and its impact on investment, banking, unemployment and the role of the state

Moderator: Onur Kumbaracıbaşı, Former Turkish Minister of Public Works


Refik Erzan

Professor, Boğaziçi University

Deniz Gökçe

Akşam Columnist

David Gardner*

Financial Times

10.50                   Discussion and Concluding Remarks

12.15-13.15         Lunch

13.15                   Keynote Address by Mustafa Sarıgül, Leader of Turkey’s

Change Movement (TDH)

14.00                    Turkey in the World: EU, Eurasia, Middle East & Trans-Atlantic relations

Moderator: Hikmet Cetin, Former deputy prime minister, former foreign minister, former head of NATO in Afghanistan


Sami Kohen

Milliyet Journalist

Joost Lagendijk

Former MEP, Professor at Sabanci University

Haluk Kabaalioğlu

President IKV

Andrzej Ananicz

former head of Turkish Diplomatic Service, Ambassador to Turkey and deputy EU Accession Negotiator

Nurşen Mazici

Professor at Marmara University

Discussant-Adam Balcer

Turkey Specialist at Demoseuropa

15:00                            Discussion and Concluding Remarks

15:45                            Break for coffee and tea

16:00                   A Turkey for all its Citizens: How to address human rights, gender and minority rights issues


Müjgan Suver

President of EU and Human Rights Platform


Yakin Erturk

Professor METU, former UN Special Rapporteur for Violence Against Women

Samim Akgönül

Professor of Minority Issues at Strasbourg University

Shahid Najaim

UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey

Bruce Clark

The Economist

16:45                            Discussion and Concluding remarks

17:30                            Conclusions and Close of Conference

  • Adam Hug, Foreign Policy Centre
  • Zeynep Dereli, TDH

* Invited.


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