Country Reports

The Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

A mechanism for integration in a geopolitically sensitiv area

The ongoing conflict in and around Ukraine has caused two, until recently, largely ignored international organizations to come into the public focus again: the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe. While the OSCE was able to play an active role in mediating the conflict, the Council of Europe was caught in the crossfire. more…

Ludwig Schulz, Dr. Colin Dürkop | November 10, 2014


The economic crises of 1994 and 2001 dam-aged the Turkish economy greatly. It took a long time and high costs before the Turkish economy was able to recover. Turkey, through the guidance of Kemal Derviş (who was then Minister of State for Economic Affairs), managed to successfully navigate the 2001 crisis and restore macro-economic stability. more…

Prof. Dr. Bahri Yılmaz | February 12, 2014


A New Opportunity for Turkish-German Cooperation

While the Middle East and North Africa have been in turmoil and partially in flames for the past three years, countries like Turkey and Germany, with a special interest in their strategic periphery, have developed a piecemeal policy instead of engineering a cohesive strategy for the medium and long term stability of the region. more…

December 31, 2013

The German EU Presidency - Implications for Accession Negotiations with Turkey

Expectations are high, opportunities low - the German Council Presidency, started on 1 January 2007, constitutes a great challenge as well as a test for the federal government. Germany has taken over the Presidency in a critical phase for the Union's development. (IN: ZEI EU-Turkey Monitory, March 2007) more…

Jan Senkyr | March 20, 2007

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