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from 17:30 to 19:30
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Turkey-Europe : real recovery or fake bargaining ?

Being both the country of refuge and of transit, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey plays a key-role in the Syrian refugee crisis. The agreement between Brussels and Ankara to manage the flow of migrants, signed with German approval, caused much debate. It also pushed the question of Turkey’s possible membership to the European Union, with the erasure and liberalization of visas being the first qualification.

What is the state of the Turkish-European relationship today? What is Angela Merkel’s strategy toward the Turkish Republic? Is it possible for Europe and Turkey to face the Syrian crisis together?

17 :30 – 19 :30

·         Marc Pierini, former EU ambassador to Turkey, researcher invited to Carnegie Europe.

           Turkey, what kind of partner for the EU?


·         Bahadır Kaleağası, International coordinator of TUSIAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association) in Brussels and President of the Institut du Bosphore.

           The EU, what kind of partner for Turkey?


·         Thomas Gutschker, Responsible for the international sector of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, the weekly German newspaper, F.A.Z.

          The role of Turkish-German relations.


The debate is moderated by Dorothée Schmid, responsible for the Turkish/Middle East Program.

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