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GRF-Carnegie Moscow Center “Turkey-Russia Relations”

In 2013, Global Relations Forum in Istanbul and the Carnegie Moscow Center established a Working Group dedicated to exploring the potential for regional cooperation between Turkey and Russia. The Working Group was tasked with generating new thinking on how cooperation between the two countries could be practically advanced. It aims to facilitate a better understanding of the mutual interests in bilateral relations and to help build a more practical working relationship. The Working Group included former senior government officials, diplomats, military officers, and leading experts from both countries. The Group presented its consensus policy report to the public in October 2014. Click here to read the report.

Project Leaders

Memduh Karakullukçu- Vice-Chairman and President, Global Relations Forum (GRF)
Dmitri Trenin- Director, Carnegie Moscow Center

Working Group Members

GRF delegation

Nigar Ağaoğulları- GRF Director of Studies
Ertuğrul Apakan (group member until February 2014)- Ambassador (R); Permanent Representative of TR to UN (F); Undersecretary of Ministry of For. Affairs (F)
Mustafa Aydın- Rector, Kadir Has University
Salim Dervişoğlu- Admiral (R), Former Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces
Sönmez Köksal- Ambassador (R), Former Undersecretary of State in charge of Turkish National Intelligence Organization
Ümit Pamir- Ambassador (R); Former Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations
İlter Türkmen- Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Ambassador (R); Former Commissioner General, UNRWA
Adnan Vatansever- Rapporteur and Associate Expert for GRF “Turkey-Russia” Projects; Senior Lecturer at King’s College London
Yaşar Yakış- Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Ambassador (R); President, STRATİM

Carnegie Moscow Center delegation

Anatoly Adamishin- Former Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation
Evgeny Buzinsky- Lieutenant General (Ret.); Former Chief, External Relations Directorate, Russian Ministry of Defense
Alexey Malashenko- Scholar-in-Residence, Carnegie Moscow Center
Pavel Shlykov- Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University
Irina Zvyagelskaya- Leading Scholar, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences