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TEPAV Director Sak: “Transport Corridors Necessary for Integration in the Mediterranean” Sak stated that the share of MENA countries in Turkey’s exports increased from 17.8 percent in 2007 to 35.3 percent in 2012.
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11/06/2013 WASHINGTON – TEPAV Director Güven Sak pointed at the need to improve transportation infrastructure for economic integration in the MENA region, the share of which in Turkey’s exports has been improving remarkably. Sak attended the meeting [More]
TEPAV Director Sak: “Turkey Has Weak Connectivity with the Asia-Pacific Region, Investment in Transport Necessary.” TEPAV Director Güven Sak delivered a presentation at the UN Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific launch event.
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10/05/2012 ANKARA – TEPAV Director Güven Sak stressed that weak connectivity with Asian and Pacific countries brought problems for Turkey. Investments on transportation infrastructure were needed to strengthen Turkey’s integration into Asia. The United [More]
Vice Prime Minister of Georgia: “We are parts of the same social fabric with Abkhazia and South Ossetia.” Mrs. Eka Tkeshelashvili, Vice Prime Minister and State Minister for the Reintegration of Georgia, made assessments about Abkhazia and South Ossetia during a meeting carried out at TEPAV.
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23/11/2011   ANKARA – On Wednesday, November 23, 2011, TEPAV hosted Mrs. Eka Tkeshelashvili, Vice Prime Minister and State Minister for the Reintegration of Georgia. Tkeshelashvili informed the audience of the efforts of the Ministry regarding Abkhazia an [More]
TEPAV Director Sak: “Intra-regional Trade Becoming Increasingly Important” Delivering a speech at the 25th annual conference of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) representing members from 27 countries, Sak stressed the increasing importance of intra-regional trade.
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08/03/2011 ISTANBUL - TEPAV Director Prof. Dr. Güven Sak stressed that Turkey is becoming the industrial hub of its region and maintained that the next steps to take in this regard were the diversification of the value chains to the region to ensure regional [More]
Commentary/Esen Çağlar: Turkey needs a new policy on Palestine TEPAV Economic Policy Analyst Esen Çağlar stated that Turkey's new policy on Palestine must focus on tthe acceleration of economic development, the state-building process, and the political reinforcement of the peace process.
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16/02/2011   The commentary said: "Pursuing political issues not backed by the priorities of accelerating economic development and facilitating the state-building process in Palestine harms Turkey's soft power and its effectiveness in the Middle East. Turke [More]
Bosnia-Herzegovina Higher Representative Mr. Inzko: "No future without regional consensus" Delivering a speech at TEPAV, Bosnia-Herzegovina Higher Representative Mr. Inzko said a new regional spirit was achieved at the Balkans in the 15th anniversary of Dayton Peace Agreement and underlined that future of the region can be established solely upon cooperation and consensus.
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23/11/2010 ANKARA - High Representative and EU Special Representative Valentin Mr. Inzko, stated that Balkans are witnessing a regional spirit upon cooperation and consensus and draw an optimistic picture for the future of Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 15th ann [More]
TEPAV Hosted Young Diplomats from Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization Member Countries TEPAV Director Sak : "With the performance attained over the last three decades, Turkey became one of the most important economies of the region"
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09/06/2010 ANKARA- In the context of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Young Diplomats Training Program, a group of young diplomats from Albania, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, and Greece visited TEPAV. In his speech, TEPAV Directo [More]
Policy Note / Dr. Burcu Gültekin Punsmann Building Bridge of Trust and Confidence between Turks and Armenians in Support of the Nomalization and Reconciliation Process
07/04/2010 The US congressional vote on how to define the tragic events of 1915, scheduled for the last 15 years before April, 24 which commemorates the tragic history of the Armenians, has become a harbinger for spring in Washington. The vote in the House Fo [More]
TEPAV/SAK: "There is a Linkage Between Cross-Border Economic Relations and Regional Development"
15/02/2010 Erivan- TEPAV Director Prof. Dr. Güven Sak underlined that there is a linkage between cross-border economic relations and regional development and said "Cross-border economic relations regional disparities among clusters can be tackled, which will b [More]
"Abkhazia for the Integration of the Black Sea" a publication by TEPAV
17/12/2009 ANKARA- TEPAV launched on 16 December the first issue of its background paper collection titled ‘Abkhazia for the Integration of the Black Sea’ co-published with ORSAM and drafted by Dr Burcu Gültekin Punsmann, Foreign Policy Analyst at TEPAV. [More]