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GRF-Carnegie Moscow Center “Turkish-Russian Relations” Track-II Report Launch

GRF-Carnegie Moscow Center
“Turkish-Russian Relations” Track-II Report Launch
October 17, 2014


On October 17th, the joint paper titled “Exploring the Prospects for Russian-Turkish Cooperation in a Turbulent Neighborhood”, prepared by Global Relations Forum and the Carnegie Moscow Center, was presented to relevant counterparts and media representatives in Moscow. Dr. Dimitri Trenin, Director of Carnegie Moscow Center delivered his introductory remarks and moderated the panel consisting of several working group members from Russia and Turkey. Mr. Memduh Karakullukçu, GRF Vice-Chairman & President and Ümit Pamir, GRF Member and Former Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations and to NATO also made speeches at the panel. The speakers commented on the mutual interests in bilateral relations, highlighting that there is a potential for joint initiatives and regional cooperation between Turkey and Russia to tackle security challenges in their common neighborhood. GRF Director of Studies Mrs. Nigar Ağaoğulları Yalınkılıç; Alexey Malashenko, Scholar in Residence at Carnegie Moscow Center; Evgeny Buzhinsky, Former Chief of the External Relations Directorate at the Russian Ministry of Defense; Irina Zvyagelskaya of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Oriental Studies, and Pavel Shlykov of the Moscow State University’s Institute of Asian and African Studies also took part in the panel. Following the presentations, the members of the Working Group received questions from the audience relating to bilateral relations, the Ukranian crisis as well as the framework of the joint report.


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