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Ongoing Projects

ELIAMEP-MEDYASCOPE Media Series (ELIMED)

Organized by members of ELIAMEP’s Turkey Programme in collaboration with Medyascope, the ELIMED webinars and papers aim to foster a more informed and sophisticated debate in seven important areas. Topics under discussion range from the future of Turkish governance and media to the role of women in Turkey’s public life to Turkey’s evolving policy towards Asia and Eurasia.

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LOCALNET – Local Governments’ Climate Change Narratives and Networks in Turkey

This project aims to investigate the sociopolitical dimension of the dynamics and patterns of urban climate change policy in Turkey. We aim to answer two research questions: First, do different actors – including public officials working in the national and local governments, political parties, business communities and civil society groups – perceive and approach local climate change policy differently in Turkey? And second, how do local climate change policy narratives relate to each other?

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Turkey, Asia and the EU in a Changing Global Order

The project aims to discuss how the power shift to Asia occurred over the last two decades, to assess its impacts on Turkey-Asia relations and to examine its consequences for Turkey-EU relations.

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Turkey’s Search for a New Political System: Experiences, Essentials and Models

This project aims to contribute to the political and public debate on whether to change the political system in Turkey – first, by reflecting on Turkey’s experiences with different political systems as well as those of other countries and second, by offering policy proposals and recommendations around essential features and qualities that any new political system needs to have.

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The search for Franco-German consensus on the Eastern Mediterranean: The Paris/Ankara row and its consequences for the EU

This research project aims at identifying the underlying biases shaping France’s foreign policy towards Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the way it may impact the EU’s external positions. The definition of French interests seems to be directly at odds with what is perceived as Turkey’s exaggerated adventurism in the region, to the point of triggering military escalation.

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Searching for a new formula for collaboration between Turkey and the EU in North Africa

Turkey-European Union relations have been fluctuating in recent years, leading to a relationship which seems to be driven more by crisis management than representing an equal partnership. Nonetheless, both blocs remain key partners on various dimensions such as trade, migration cooperation and security. As such, it would be a timely endeavour to investigate possible areas of economic, political and social cooperation between Turkey and the European Union. In that light, Africa offers an underexplored area of research to examine the possibilities of such cooperation as well as identify the points of contention.

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Environmental geopolitics in the Southern Mediterranean: The potential for cooperation between Turkey, Egypt and Israel

This research will explore the potential for cooperation on environmental peacemaking and environmental geopolitics between the regional powers of the Eastern Mediterranean – namely Turkey, Egypt and Israel – to decrease the tensions of potential conflicts and environmental degradation in the region.

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