Our first Academic day at Istanbul will be dedicated to the topic of “Foreign Policy”: The aim is to understand how Germany and Turkey deal over specific issues such as the Refugee crisis, to understand the reasons behind different attitudes and policies, and to delineate potential solutions. We hope to focus on some of the events that have caused ups and downs in the mutual relations.
We will achieve that by a theoretical analysis of events such as arresting of journalists and human rights activists, accesion into the EU, roles in UN and NATO etc. You as the participants will develop a theoretical understanding of foreign policies of both Turkey and Germany and will be able to see the world from both perspectives. In order to give everyone the opportunity to give his contribution, group and round table discussions will be our work strategy.
So, in the end you will reach a common and clear understanding of Turkish and German politics as well as the diplomatic relations between the two countries.