2006-2007 Activities


On 14 May 2007 Dr. Özdemir Ahmet Özgür, former Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, gave a lecture on Cyprus problem.

Workshop Nr. 3/2007 was organised on 17th April 2007 with participation of Prof. Thomas Diez from the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham. Prof. Diez gave a lecture on Europeanization, Enlargement and Turkey. The lecture was titled as: “Wishful Thinking or Long-term Strategy? Europeanisation, EU Enlargement and Turkey”.

In collaboration with the Municipality of Izmir, the European Affairs Committee of the Turkish Parliament, Aegean Young Businessmen Association (EGIAD) and LINKS – London, the Department organised a two-day conference titled “Together: for Turkey in Europe”e held in Izmir, Turkey on 13 and 14 April 2007.

The first and second workshops of the year 2007 was organised on 28th of March, 2007. The first workshop included a lecture presented by Dr. Susan Banducci, director of the Center for European Studies, University of Exeter. The lecture was titled: “A Common Agenda on Turkey? News Coverage of European Parliamentary Elections”. The second workshop included another lecture given by Dr. Jeffrey Karp titled “Broadening and deepening or broadening versus deepening: The question of enlargement and hesitant Europeans – An Update”

Dr. Jefrey Karp

On 26 March 2007, Dr. Susan Banducci, director of the Center for European Studies, University of Exeter, delivered a lecture at the Department on “Women and the Question of EU Enlargement”.

Workshop Nr. 9/2006 was organised on 27 December 2006, at which Leyla Tunç Yeltin, Deputy Secretary General of the Economic Development Foundation (IKV) delivered a speech on the last developments in EU-Turkey relations


Department head Prof. Dr. Canan Balkir attended the conference on “Turkey-EU Relations Following 14-15 December EU Council Summit”, organised by Turkish Association for European Community Studies (TUNAECS) in Ystanbul on 22 December 2006.

Workshop Nr. 8/2006 of the Department was organized on 13 December 2006, at which Ms. Ulrike Hauer, Head of Section for Trade, Economy and Agriculture of the Delegation of European Commission to Turkey, delivered a speech.

Workshop Nr. 7/2006 on “EU Accession Process of Malta” was organised on 6 December 2006, where Honorary Consul of Malta Ahmet Calik delivered a speech.

Workshop Nr. 6/2006 on “Various Religious Traditions in the context of EU” was organised on 8 November 2006, at which Prof. Dr. Ali Ihsan Yitik delivered a speech on the topic.

Prof. Dr. Canan Balkir attended the panel on “EU-Turkey Relations” organised jointly by Diyarbakir Association of Industrialists and Businessmen (DISIAD) and Dicle University Diyarbakir Vocational School on 3 November in Diyarbakir.

Workshop Nr. 5/2006 on “Turkey in the Process of Harmonisation in field of EU Regional Policies” was organised on 1 November 2006, at which Dr. Ergüder Can delivered a speech on the topic.

Workshop Nr. 4/2006 on “the recent developments in EU-Turkey relations” was organised on 20 October 2006, with contributions of Prof. Dr. Atilla Eralp and Prof. Dr. Galip Yalman.

Prof. Dr. Canan Balkir attended the workshop on “Turkey and Changing Dynamics in the EU” organised jointly by TOBB University of Economy and Technology, Economic Policy Research Foundation (TEPAV) and Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) in Ankara on 18 October.

The first workshop of the year (Workshop Nr. 3/2006) of the Department on “Regional Disparities in Turkey and in the EU Harmonisation Process” was organised on 11 October 2006 at which Prof. Dr. Sedef Akgüngör delivered a speech on the topic.

Research Assistants Sedef Eylemer and Ilkay Tas attended the 4th International Workshop on Strategic Elites and the EU Enlargement organised in Kiev Ukraine between 6-7 October 2006 by Kharkiv Academic Laboratory, Institute of Sociology National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Kharkiv National University, Department of Political Sociology. Research Assistants Eylemer and Ta? have presented a paper on “Pro-European and Eurosceptic Groups and Turkish Public Opinion”.