Evaluation Note / Sumru Altug 29/06/2015 - The global financial crisis of 2007-2008 has been termed as the most synchronized recession since the Great Depression in the 1930’s. In its aftermath, we are observing a multitude of changes in the global economy and global governance. For one, the G-20 forum comprising industrialized and emerging economies has acquired added importance in promoting international cooperation as a way of dealing with the impact of the global financial crisis. The growing importance of the G-20 is arising from the strength of the emerging economies together with the dispa [More]
Evaluation Note / Selim Koru 26/06/2015 - The Southern Caucasus is a relatively small region, plagued with a web of political problems. To identify and resolve these issues however, it is important to see the region’s place in global events. This paper looks at the region on three levels, each composed of three different countries, symbolized by triangles. This method contextualizes the Southern Caucasus with reference to the interests of regional and global actors. From this vantage point, the region’s frozen conflicts are not only ethnic or religious differences within the Caucasus, but rather [More]
Evaluation Note / Selim Koru 25/06/2015 - "The self-proclaimed “Islamic State” (hereinafter “ISIL”) has erupted into the scene in the past few years. It adheres to the Salafi tradition of Sunni Islam, a literalist interpretation with practices extreme for the standards of modern society, such as slavery, or the mutilation of criminals. As Western leaders assemble a global coalition to defeat the group, the biggest obstacle it faces may not be ISIL fighters themselves, but regional rivalries. The Salafi Art of Making Enemies The forces assembling against ISIL are not the first to fight expansio [More]
Around 60 experts from 19 countries get together in Izmir and Bodrum on June 13-15 22/06/2015 - IZMIR- Some 60 representatives from the prominent think-tanks, research institutions, and international organizations of the world attended the Think20 Turkey workshop on June 13-15. The organization welcomed participants from 19 countries which included members and non-members of the G20 alike. İlhan Zincirlioğlu, vice-president of the Izmir Commodity Exchange (ICE), Murat Ozgoren, vice-president of Dokuz Eylül University, Tu Yonghong, professor at the Renmin University, China and TEPAV Director Güven Sak delivered the opening remarks at the organizati [More]
TEPAV and TOBB collectively organize the BIO Convention Turkey program. 17/06/2015 - PHILADELPHIA – TEPAV and TOBB sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BIO, the largest industry organization in the field of biotechnology. Within the framework of the MoU, TEPAV Center for Biotechnology Policies and BIO will carry out studies and hold meetings together. With the collaboration, joint activities will be held with the newly established TOBB Biotechnology Industry Council through information sharing and expertise support. BIO Convention Organization… A memorandum of understanding was signed in Philadelphia where the BIO Convention was [More]
Think20 Event in Washington Brings Together Ali Babacan and Think Tanks Think20 Event in Washington brings together Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and representatives from leading think tanks.21/04/2015
Washington - TEPAV organized the Think-20 meeting titled ‘“Challenges to the Global Economy and the Role of the G-20” on April 16 at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington D.C.
The keynote speaker Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan drew atten
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The Situation of Fundamental Freedoms in Turkey Evaluation Note / Nilgün Arısan Eralp15/04/2015
"Fundamental freedoms in the discourse of the European Union (EU) mean: freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly, freedom of religion, freedom of belief and freedom of association.
Naturally these freedoms are of utmost importance fo