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An Informed and Wise Debate is Needed on Recent Developments in Turkey-EU Relations

Evaluation Note / Nilgün Arısan Eralp   21/12/2015 -   Recently, there have been some developments in Turkey-European Union (EU) relations which have been interpreted as revitalization of the relations and the accession process.  After almost a decade, EU heads of states and governments came together with Turkey on November 29, 2015 at a summit meeting; while a negotiation chapter (Chapter 17: Economic and Monetary Union) was opened on December 14, 2015 after a hiatus of two years. The main driving force of these developments was the decision by the EU, facing the most serious refugee crisis in its history [More]

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Turkish-Chinese Think Tanks Summit Held in Beijing

The summit was held with the participation of Turkish and Chinese experts at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY) on Wednesday, December 16th. 21/12/2015 - BEIJING – Issues of bilateral relations and sustainable development were discussed within the framework of China’s “One Belt, One Road” strategy. At the end of the meeting, the two sides decided to hold yearly meeting series within the initiative. Furthermore, after the meeting a memorandum of understanding was signed by 2015’s Think20 Coordinator TEPAV and 2016’s Think20 Coordinator RDCY in order to form a prospective working agenda and coordination mechanisms. Opening remarks of the meeting was given by Ou Xiaoli, Director of Department of Western Regi [More]

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“Turkey Needs to Rebrand Vocational Education and Training” Event...

The event entitled “Turkey Needs to Rebrand Vocational Education and Training” was held on December 7 in TEPAV, ANKARA.   11/12/2015 -   With the aim of contributing the process of developing relevant skills for industrial upgrading and economic transformation, TEPAV has commenced a Project in the field of vocational education and training, supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. The meeting began with welcoming remarks by Guven Sak, TEPAV’s Managing Director. During his opening speech, Sak emphasized the necessity of a new growth strategy in Turkey. Stressing that the transformation of the Turkish economy had so far relied on internal migration and cheap labor, Sak said those option [More]

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The G20 Antalya Communique: The main achievements and the way forward

Evaluation Note / T20 Turkey *   19/11/2015 -   Turkey’s G20 Presidency ended with the Antalya Summit this week. Turkey held 170+ meetings over the course of its G20 presidency – more than any previous host – the outcomes of which are reflected in the wealth of topics covered by the final communiqué. Overall the communiqué reflects a strong emphasis on inclusivity, and developmental issues including the sustainable development goals (SDGs), energy access, climate change, and refugee crises. The two items that stand out are the inclusion of the Internet for the first time in a leaders’ declaration and [More]

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TEPAV hands over T20 presidency to Chinese think-tanks

As a member of the “T20 Troika” TEPAV will work in collaboration with Germany and China in 2016 18/11/2015 -   ANTALYA- Turkey’s G20 presidency ended with the summit held in Antalya on Nov 15-16, 2015, where Turkey handed over its T20 presidency to three Chinese think-tanks. Güven Sak, T20 President and TEPAV Executive Director; Zang Yuyan, Director of the Institute on World Economy and Politics (IWEP) and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS); Zhang Haibing, Deputy Director of the Institute on Comparative Economic Studies and Shanghai Institute on International Studies (SIIS) and Wang Wen, Deputy Dean of the Chinese Renmin University Chongyang Financial [More]

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T20 Chair’s statement Antalya, November 14, 2015
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Now in its fourth year, the Think 20 (T20) is an official engagement group of the G20. This year, the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV), an independent think tank in Ankara, coordinated the T20 activities. The T20 serves as a [More]

Three topics highlighted by the Think 20 are included in the Antalya Communique Three topics highlighted by the Think 20 are included in the Antalya Communique:
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  Internet. The word “Internet” was for the first time adopted in a Leaders Communiqué. Paragraph 26 included two important statements on internet technologies. First, it called for cooperation on cyber security, especially against attacks on b [More]
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