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TPQ roundtable meetings and seminars are organized several times a year with the purpose of discussing the current developments in Turkey and its neighborhood, relevant to the issues taken up in the recently published editions of TPQ. These meetings serve as deliberative platforms by bringing the media, academics, decision makers, civil society representatives, students, and business people together.

These events have attracted the attention of prominent figures from politics, civil society, and the media as well. In recent years, Secretary of State of the U.S. Madeleine Korbel Albright, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden Carl Bildt, and Emeritus Professor Lord Anthony Giddens have participated in our roundtables as speakers.

A complete list of TPQ events can be found below.

Geocase & TPQ are pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar focusing on the Geostrategic Implications of the Russia-Ukraine War on its 2-Year Anniversary

Geocase is pleased to invite you to our upcoming webinar focusing on the Geostrategic Implications of the Russia-Ukraine War on its 2-Year Anniversary. The discussions will be led by esteemed speakers and will delve into the multifaceted dynamics surrounding the Russia-Ukraine conflict. We will analyze its profound impact on the geostrategic landscape of Europe and Eurasia, while also examining its effects on international alliances, economic ramifications, and regional stability. The media partner for the event is Transatlantic Policy Quarterly (TPQ), an Istanbul-based journal that provides balanced, interdisciplinary, and independent coverage of global issues, aiming to foster original thinking and constructive policy debates. 

 Online Webinar - Geocase Facebook |  Tuesday, February 20, 2024

NATO's Open Door Policy

On 23 November 2023, in cooperation with NATO, TPQ organized a panel discussion on "NATO's Open Door Policy". During the panel, participants discussed the alliance's previous enlargement processes, highlighting the phases the alliance went through after the collapse of the Soviet Union, as well as the threats and opportunities facing the alliance's enlargement processes today. The event reviewed how the members of the alliance, particularly the U.S., the alliance's leading member, view the enlargement policy and the possible consequences of this policy.

 Istanbul, Türkiye |  Thursday, November 23, 2023

Publisher of TPQ, Mr. Koprulu is Attending CPAC 2023

Publisher of TPQ, Mr. Kemal Koprulu is attending CPAC 2023 taking place in Washington DC as a Distinguished Media Representative. He will conduct various interviews as well as meetings with some of the most influential people in the American politics. 

 Washington DC, United States of America |  Thursday, March 2, 2023

Abraham Accords: The Future Prospects

On 30 November 2022, Transatlantic Policy Quarterly (TPQ), in collaboration with the Israel Consulate General of Istanbul, organized a panel discussion on “Abraham Accords: Future Prospects”. The event was very conducive and delightful. The discussion included the dawn of Israel-Arab relations, the future of middle east security issues, Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the event, the U.S., Israeli, and Turkey’s approaches to the region and Mahsa Amini protests were discussed.

 Istanbul |  Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Women Leaders in Diplomacy

On 7 March 2020, in the backdrop of Croatia's Presidency of the Council of the EU, Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ), in collaboration with Istanbul Consular Corps (ICC), organized a panel dedicated to women leaders within diplomacy ahead of International Women's Day at Soho House Istanbul. The discussion revolved around critical issues that women leaders face, means of empowering women in the workforce, and ways of rethinking diplomacy from a gender perspective. The event also ignited discussions on gendered institutions and women’s representation across diplomacy. 

 Istanbul |  Friday, March 6, 2020

Turkey’s Energy Nexus: Discoveries and Developments

 İstanbul |  Thursday, May 23, 2019

Combating Disinformation and the Cyber Threat

On 5 November 2018, Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) held a roundtable discussion titled “Combating Disinformation and the Cyber Threat,” which was supported by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul were our partners. The conversation revolved around the proliferation of digital information, its toxicity for democracies, and the challenges facing policymakers in identifying and mitigating disinformation campaigns. The U.S. Consul General in Istanbul, Jennifer Davis, provided opening remarks after which the panel discussed a range of issues including trends in robotrolling, the security vs. privacy debate, the steps Israel is taking in combating the proliferation of fake news, and NATO-wide efforts to combat disinformation.

 Elite World Istanbul Hotel |  Monday, November 19, 2018

Differing Visions for Turkey-EU Engagement

On 9 October 2018, Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) held a roundtable discussion titled “Differing Visions for Turkey-EU Engagement” at the Palais de Hollande, which was supported by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In conjunction with TPQ’s Spring 2018 issue on the same topic, the conversation revolved around the prospect of a reset of relations between Turkey and the EU and the conditions that need to be met.

 The Palais de Hollande |  Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Değişen Türkiye’de Din, Milliyetçilik ve Değerler Paneli

Turkish Policy Quarterly’nin, 28 Haziran 2018’de düzenlediği Değişen Türkiye’de Din, Milliyetçilik ve Değerler paneli Kadir Has Üniversitesi Türkiye Çalışmaları Merkezi’nin ev sahipliğinde gerçekleşti. Panelde, Türkiye toplumunun değişen ulusal kimlik algısı, kimlik tartışmalarının yarattığı sosyal tansiyon ve ülkeyi şekillendiren değerler ile birlikte bu gelişmelerin dış politika yapımına etkileri değerlendirildi. Panel, günümüz toplumundaki kutuplaşmanın gelecek nesiller için ne ifade ettiği ve artan milliyetçilik karşısında Türkiye’nin dış politikada büyük devletler ile olan ilişkilerini yeniden nasıl tanımlanması gerektiğine odaklandı.

 Kadir Has University, Istanbul |  Thursday, June 28, 2018

Navigating the Cyber Storm: Implications for Governments and Businesses

On 23 October 2017, Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) hosted a discussion on cybersecurity titled, “Navigating the Cyber Storm: Implications for Governments and Businesses.”  The event was sponsored by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, and hosted by partners Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus and Turcas. The Consulate General of Israel in Istanbul was also a co-partner.

 Conrad Bosphorus Istanbul |  Monday, October 23, 2017

Regional Natural Gas Game-Changers: Securing Supplies amid Volatility

TPQ’s 6th annual energy roundtable discussion revolved around Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) dynamics and the politics of energy diversification. We assessed potential game-changers – including the proposed TurkStream project, prospects for US LNG exports to Europe, the discovery of the Zohr natural gas field off the Egyptian coast – and their wider implications for the regional energy landscape. We also explored the extent to which increasing volatility in Turkey and its neighborhood is impacting markets and cooperation between energy partners.

 Istanbul |  Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"TPQ Roundtable and Book Launch: Lotfi Maktouf on Tunisia"

 Grand Hyatt, Istanbul |  Monday, December 16, 2013

"Women and LGBT Rights in Turkey - Progressing or Regressing?"

 Istanbul |  Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"New Regional Opportunities: Can Turkey be an Energy Hub by 2023?"

 Elite World Hotel Istanbul, Rumeli Hall |  Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"The Evolving Relations of Turkey and Israel"

 Istanbul |  Tuesday, July 2, 2013

"The Prospects for Stability and Instability in the Caucasus in 2013"

 Kadir Has University - Istanbul |  Monday, March 25, 2013

"The ‘New Game’ of Energy in Turkey and its Neighborhood"

 Grand Hyatt Hotel, Istanbul |  Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"Forging the Future of the Caucasus"

 Baku |  Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Bahrain: What lies ahead?"

 Grand Hyatt - Istanbul |  Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Paving the Path for the Southern Corridor: Challenges and Opportunities"

 Elite World Hotel, İstanbul |  Wednesday, November 30, 2011

“Transition in Afghanistan: The Way Ahead”

 Hilton Hotel - İstanbul |  Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Upheaval in the Middle East: What is the Turkish Strategy?"

 Washington |  Thursday, May 12, 2011

"Developments in Turkey's Democracy and Regional Ambitions"

 Brussels |  Thursday, March 24, 2011

"The Jasmine Revolution and Tunisian Process of Change"

 Istanbul |  Monday, March 14, 2011

"Evaluating Turkish-EU Relations in 2011"

 Istanbul |  Friday, February 25, 2011

"Turkey and the Regional Energy Powerplay"

 Istanbul |  Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"The Question of Nuclear Iran and Missile Defense",

 Istanbul |  Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Renewing the Brand of America"

 Istanbul |  Monday, July 6, 2009

"Turkey's Pivotal Role in an Uncertain Era"

 Istanbul |  Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Women in Turkey: Situation, Expectations and Problems"

 Istanbul |  Tuesday, July 10, 2007

"Is Turkey Diverging from the West?"

 Istanbul |  Wednesday, December 20, 2006

"How to Define the Problem(s) of Europe"

 Istanbul |  Saturday, May 27, 2006

"Clouds over Turkey's EU Perspective"

 Istanbul |  Friday, March 24, 2006

"Turkish-U.S. Relations: Redefining and Rebuilding"

 Istanbul |  Thursday, April 21, 2005

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