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The Ouroboros of the Middle East
The Ouroboros of the Middle East
Food for Thought & News from GRF
GRF Founding Member and Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol Has Been Awarded the French ’Légion d’Honneur’ Medal
For his exemplary contributions to sustainable energy and achieving global climate goals, Fatih Birol was awarded the French ’Légion d’Honneur’ medal by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Fatih Birol, GRF Member and Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Was Placed On TIME Magazine’s "100 Most Influential Climate Leaders"
As part of TIME Magazine’s "TIME100 Climate" list, Mr. Birol was included among the world’s leading figures in the field of climate change and green transformation. As Global Relations Forum, we would like to congratulate Fatih Birol and wish him continued success.
Happy 100th Anniversary of the Turkish Republic
As the Republic of Turkey celebrates its 100th anniversary, please read below the message penned by GRF President, Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel, on what lessons can Turkey bring from its first century to the years ahead.
M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) and GRF Member, Has Been Named Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
As Chair of the world’s largest business organization with over 45 million member companies over 170 countries, Mr. Hisarcıklıoğlu’s tenure will last for 3 years.
Dr. Bahadır Kaleağası, President of Paris Bosphorus Institute and Member of GRF Has Been Awarded the National Order of Merit
In the ceremony held at the French Palace in Istanbul, Dr. Kaleağası was awarded the title of "Knight of the National Order of Merit" by French Ambassador, Isabelle Dumont.
Global Relations Forum Is Now A Member of the European Policy Centre (EPC) Network
GRF is the latest organization to be admitted to the inter-organizational cooperation network of the European Policy Centre, one of Europe’s leading think-tanks.
GRF Global Outlook Report 2022 Is Out
The Global Relations Forum (GRF) - Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB) Joint Report Has Been Published.
Penned by GRF Young Scholars Program alumni Nazlı Azergün and prepared jointly with our GRF Corporate Member, the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB), the report has been published under the name: "An Investigation into ESG Investing in Turkey: The Case Study of TSKB".
Global Relations Forum (GRF) - Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) Joint Publication: "A Europe We Can Believe In"
Jointly prepared by Global Relations Forum (GRF) and Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), this paper examines the possible benefits of the recently popular idea of a European Political Community for the European Union and beyond, as well as some of the political pitfalls to be avoided.
GRF Vice-Chairman and Former Director-General of the OPCW Ambassador (R) Ahmet Üzümcü Has Been Made An Honorary Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St George.
Ambassador (R) Üzümcü was awarded with the honorary companionship of "The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George" by Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Turkey, Dominick Chilcott.
Chairperson of Güven Hospital and GRF Member Mrs. Nüket Küçükel Ezberci Awarded with the Italian ’’Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia’’
Mrs. Küçükel Ezberci was presented with the award and title of ’’Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia’’ by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director for EU Affairs Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı.
Prof. Füsun Türkmen, Professor of International Relations at Galatasaray University and GRF Member Awarded with the French "Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur"
Prof. Füsun Türkmen was awarded the title of "Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur" by Ambassador of France to Turkey Hervé Magro.
Friends of Europe Article by GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel on the EU’s Role As a Global Player
In his article for Friends of Europe, Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel discusses the challenges faced by the EU as a global player, as well as the potential avenues of opportunity.
Remembering Sami Kohen (1928 - 2021)
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of master journalist, writer for the Milliyet Newspaper and GRF Honorary Member Mr. Sami Kohen, and give our condolences to his family and loved ones.
Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Founding Member of GRF, Has Been Chosen for TIME Magazine’s “World’s 100 Most Influential People in 2021”.
Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Founding Member of GRF, is the only Turkish name on TIME’s "World’s 100 Most Influential People in 2021" list.
Task Forces
GRF Task Forces strive to make balanced judgments on matters that involve medium to long-term uncertainty as well as propose clear strategies and policy recommendations for Turkey in light of these judgments.
Track-II Studies
GRF Track-II Studies involve contacts and consultation processes with high-level individuals of another country to carry the official dialogue between the two countries to the level of civil society. The aim is to contribute to foreign policy processes and public diplomacy through in-depth exchanges on issues touching upon bilateral relations.
International Dialogues
International Dialogues involve the establishment of issue-based partnerships with organizations and individuals from around the world whose values, objectives and areas of focus coincide with those of GRF.
GRF Special Reports
GRF Special Reports are aimed at examining the discourse regarding important global issues through structural and contemporary frameworks, as well as developing long-term viewpoints and policy suggestions for Turkey.
Roundtable Meetings Series
GRF Roundtable Meeting Series, open to all GRF members, is an institutional instrument, conceived mainly to establish an ongoing exchange between GRF Task Forces and GRF members.
GRF Diplomacy Seminars
GRF Diplomacy Seminars program, designed to bring undergraduate and graduate-level students together with experienced academics and practitioners in the field of diplomacy in order to facilitate discussion and debate of international matters.
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Egypt, the Israel-Hamas War and Regional Security Ties with Ambassador (R) Şafak Göktürk - November 30, 2023
GRF Young Fellows Program
The GRF Young Scholars program, which had taken an hiatus in 2020 to undergo restructuring, has resumed in 2022 under a new format as well as the new name, the GRF Young Fellows program. Applications for the program’s 2023 - 2024 Term have now closed.
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GRF Young Academics Program
The GRF Young Academics Program is designed for young academics who are either pursuing or have completed their PhDs within the last three years.
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GRF Young Professionals Program
Participants of the GRF Young Professionals Program are expected to have four years of work experience, and to be no older than 38. Applications for the program are currently closed.
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