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Security Series

When “Turkey’s Approach to Security in the 21st Century Task Force” was launched, security was adopted not as a temporary item on GRF’s agenda, but a critical issue on which GRF would continue studies and deliberations over the long run. Hence, the “Security Roundtable Meetings Series” was introduced as a complementary mechanism to facilitate engagement with the broader GRF community to discuss these critical issues. The series contributed substantively to the deliberations of the Task Force, and due to GRF’s commitment to contribute to the global debate on security, was ensued after the launch of the report.

The following meetings were held as part of the Security Roundtable Meeting Series:

Past Meetings

Dinner with George Perkovich Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Vice President for Studies
Online Meeting with Dov S. Zakheim, Former US Undersecretary of Defense
Online Meeting with Prof. Ayşegül Kibaroğlu, Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at MEF University
Online Meeting with Thomas de Waal, Senior Researcher at Carnegie Europe
Online Meeting with Rear Admiral (R) Cem Gürdeniz, Founding Director of the Koç University Maritime Forum
Online Meeting with Mr. Murat Yetkin, Editor-in-Chief of Yetkin Report
Roundtable Meeting with Ambassador Farukh Amil, Former Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN in Geneva
Roundtable Meeting with Ret. General Abidin Ünal, Former Commander of the Turkish Air Force
Roundtable Meeting with Dr. Sıtkı Egeli, Asst. Professor of Political Science and International Relations at İzmir University of Economics
Roundtable Meeting with Ambassador Ertuğrul Apakan, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (F) and Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (F)
GRF and European Leadership Network (ELN) Meeting of the “Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe” on Cyber, Space and LAWS
Roundtable Meeting with Sir Adam Thomson, Director of the European Leadership Network (ELN)
Roundtable Meeting with Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, Former Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Roundtable Meeting with Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, UK Climate and Energy Security Envoy (F) and UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change (F)
Roundtable Meeting with Dr. Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defense and Military Analysis at IISS
Roundtable Meeting with Mr. Vahit Erdem, Founder & First Undersecretary of the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (F)
Roundtable Meeting with Ambassador Tacan Ildem, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy at NATO
Roundtable with Ambassador (R) Ali Bilge Cankorel, Turkish Ambassador to Kiev (F)
Roundtable with Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Roundtable with Ambassador (R) Ertuğrul Apakan, Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Roundtable with Ambassador (R) Carlos Trezza, Ambassador for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (F), Chairman of the Missile Technology Control Regime (F)
GRF Roundtable Series on Security Guest Speaker: Mr. Shai Cohen, Consul General of Israel to Istanbul
Roundtable with Dr. Nihat Ali Özcan, Security and Foreign Policy Expert, Columnist at the Milliyet Daily
GRF International Task Force on the Future of the Nuclear Deal with Iran Second Meeting
Roundtable with Ms. Ceren Yazgan, Deputy Director General for Security and Intelligence at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Roundtable with Dr. Metin Gürcan, Security Expert and Columnist
Roundtable with Prof. Mustafa Kibaroğlu, Chair of Department of Political Science & International Relations at MEF University
Roundtable with Dr. Ali Vaez, Senior Analyst on Iran, the International Crisis Group (ICG)
Roundtable with Prof. Ali Karaosmanoğlu, Director of Center for Foreign Policy and Peace Research
Roundtable with Ambassador Rogelio Francisco Emilio Pfirter, Former President of Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
Roundtable and Luncheon with Mr. Naci Koru, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey
Roundtable with Prof. Sertaç Hami Başeren, Professor of Political Science at Ankara University
Roundtable with Mr. Murad Bayar, Undersecretary of Defence Industries
Roundtable with Ambassador Murat Özçelik, Undersecretary of Public Order and Security (F)
Roundtable with Ambassador Hüseyin Diriöz, Assistant Secretary General of NATO
GRF "Security" Roundtable Series Mr. İbrahim Kalın Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey