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Applications for the Global Relations Forum Young Fellows Program Are Now Open
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Remembering Hüsamettin Kavi (1950 - 2022)
Saturday, September 17, 2022
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Happy Victory and Turkish Armed Forces Day
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Applications Are Open for GRF’s Diplomacy Seminars Program
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Remembering Ambassador (R) İlter Türkmen (1927 - 2022)
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Online Meeting with Ana Palacio, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain (F)
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
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Ankara Roundtable Meeting with Former Permanent Representative to NATO & GRF Vice-Chairman Ambassador (R) Ahmet Üzümcü and Former Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador (R) Fatih Ceylan
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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Global Relations Forum Board of Directors Visit to Anıtkabir
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
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Roundtable Meeting with Dorothée Schmid, Senior Research Fellow & Head of IFRI’s Turkey and Middle East Program
Friday, May 27, 2022
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Roundtable Meeting with Prof. Kemal Kirişci, Brookings Institute Nonresident Senior Fellow
Thursday, May 26, 2022
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Happy Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
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Dinner with Jacques Nasser, Former CEO and President of Ford Motor Company
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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Happy National Sovereignty and Children’s Day
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Institut du Bosphore - Global Relations Forum Online Panel Meeting
Thursday, April 21, 2022
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Roundtable Meeting with Ufuk Akçiğit, Professor of Economics at University of Chicago
Thursday, March 31, 2022
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Online Meeting with Prof. Helen Thompson, Professor of International Economy at University of Cambridge, Department of Politics and International Studies
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
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GRF Young Professionals Program 2021-2022 Term First Meeting
Sunday, March 13, 2022
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Online Meeting with İrit Lillian, Chargé d’Affaires of Israel to Turkey
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
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Online Meeting with Dr. Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Thursday, March 3, 2022
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Turkey-West Relations Toward the Elections in Turkey and Afterwards Panel Meeting
Monday, February 28, 2022
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We Stand with Ukraine
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GRF’s 14th General Assembly
Thursday, February 24, 2022
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GRF Panel on Artificial Intelligence
Thursday, January 27, 2022
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Online Meeting with Prof. Mustafa Aydın, Professor of International Relations at Kadir Has University and President of the International Relations Council of Turkey
Monday, January 24, 2022
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Current Developments in the Ukraine Crisis Panel Meeting
Thursday, January 20, 2022
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Turkey’s Economy and Monetary Policy in 2022 Panel Meeting
Thursday, January 6, 2022
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Online Meeting with Dr. Simon Quijano-Evans, Chief Economist at GEMCORP Capital
Thursday, December 16, 2021
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The Afghanistan Dilemma
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Volte-Face in Turkish Foreign Policy
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The Return of Enlargement
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Putin’s Long Game
Food for Thought & News from GRF
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.
New GRF Special Report: Roadmap for Turkey - European Union Relations
The latest GRF Special Report discussing how to build a new, more constructive approach to Turkey - European Union relations can now be viewed in our Publications section.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ CoC Global Memo on the Latest G7 Meeting, With Contributions From GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel, Has Been Published.
Published by Council of Councils, the Global Memo article series entitled "Biden’s Summitry Was Reassuring for the West. Now Comes the Hard Part." also includes contributions from GRF President Ambassador (R) Selim Yenel.
Article by Ambassador (R) Volkan Vural on His Memories of His Visit to Armenia
In his article written in Turkish exclusively for GRF, Ambassador (R) Volkan Vural recounts the details of his historic 1991 visit as the first Turkish ambassador to visit Armenia, and the events that transpired afterwards.
Article by Ambassador (R) Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and GRF Vice-Chairman, On His Memories and Observations Regarding Turkish-Armenian Relations
In his article written in Turkish exclusively for GRF and containing insights from his personal life, Ambassador (R) Ahmet Üzümcü examines what can be done to ameliorate Turkish-Armenian relations.
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 StudiesGRF 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 DialoguesInternational 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.
A Political and Regional Perspective on Iranian Protests with Ezgi Uzun Teker, Lecturer at Sabancı University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - October 1, 2022
To view the recording of our "Roadmap for Turkey - EU Relations" panel meeting, in collaboration with EU Turkey Forum, please click below.
GRF Young Fellows ProgramThe 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. Deadline for applications has been extended to October 21st, 2022.
GRF Young Academics ProgramThe GRF Young Academics Program is designed for young academics who are either pursuing or have completed their PhDs within the last three years. Applications for the 2021 term are now open. Deadline for applications has been extended to February 15, 2021.
GRF Young Professionals ProgramParticipants 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’s 2021-2022 term are now closed.