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Global Trade and Turkey in the 21st Century

At a time when international trade, which plays a key role in shaping global economic balances and imbalances, is being reevaluated throughout the world and alternative structures (TTIP, TPP, etc.) are being proposed, GRF Task Force aims to discuss general economic and commercial trends on the global scale and to make policy suggestions concerning Turkey’s long-term political preferences. 

Task Force members convened for the first time on September 30, 2013. Following a long, thorough and meticulous deliberation process, the Group presented its consensus report to GRF members and the public in February 2019.

To access the report, please click here.

The Task Force is comprised of the following invited members:


Bozkurt Aran
Ali Tigrel


Mehmet Arda
Tayfun Bayazıt
Yavuz Canevi
Memduh Karakullukçu
Hüsamettin Kavi
Mustafa Kılıçaslan
Sönmez Köksal
Muhsin Mengütürk
Zekeriya Yıldırım

Task Force Director

Burcu Baran - GRF Program Director