Istanbul Kültür University, on 24 May 2019, in cooperation with Global Political Trends Center (GPoT), History Foundation and International Relations Council (NEC) hosted the "Workshop on International Relations in its 100th Anniversary".
8 Ağustos 2019 tarihinde İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi Ataköy yerleşkesinde GPoT stajyerleri ve araştırmacılarının da katıldığı "Türk Dış Politikası ve Suriye" konulu yuvarlak masa toplantısı düzenlendi. GPoT Birim Başkanı Prof. Dr. Mensur Akgün moderatörlüğünde gerçekleştirilen toplantıya GPoT araştırmacılarından Yasin Küçükkaya ve Emekli Büyükelçi Dr. Oğuz Çelikkol Türkiye açısından Suriye’deki mevcut gelişmelerin yaratabileceği fırsat ve zorlukları ele aldılar. ABD ile Türkiye arasında devam eden güvenli bölge tartışmaları ve İdlib’deki durum toplantının ana gündemini oluşturmaktaydı.
Global Political Trends Center (GPoT) hosted the International Relations Society of the London School of Economics (LSE) on April 4, 2019. With honorable Ambassador Oğuz Çelikkol, whom outlined the main priorities on Turkish foreign policy as well as shared his diplomatic experiences in the field. Amb. Çelikkol also answered the questions of the students about Turkey and its future. The meeting has gathered the students of LSE with our International Relations students.
The third round of the Talks organized by the Global Political Trends Center (GPoT) was held on March 1, 2019 at the Ataköy campus of İstanbul Kültür University (İKÜ). Serving as the Consul General of Turkey in Jerusalem since November 14, 2016, Ambassador Gürcan Türkoğlu, hosted as a guest of honor in which the Israeli-Palestinian issue, both the historical process and the current dimensions were discussed together.
It is well known that Turkey has long sought to purchase long-range anti-ballistic missiles and American Patriot missiles had been on its shopping list since the early 1990s. However, Turkey could not reach an agreement with the United States and as far as I am concerned, technology transfer was the main hurdle in reaching a deal. Turkey showed interest in alternative Chinese manufactured systems, but mostly due to stiff opposition from the United States and some other NATO allies, Ankara decided to postpone the procurement.
Yasin Kucukkaya, a Syria expert from the Global Political Trends Center think tank in Istanbul, said Turkey preferred an “unarmed diplomacy” with the US for a certain time in northern Syria.
“I think all relevant parties, including the Syrian Democratic Forces which include the YPG, were satisfied by the outcome of the negotiations between American and Turkish delegations, because any unilateral move of Turkey would bring damage on the ground,” he told Arab News.