zum Inhalt springen

The MONTEUS International Conference Panel took place during the Joint Conference by the Turkish German University and the University of Cologne in Istanbul 3rd of May 2019.

Due to their long-standing history, Germany and Turkey are not only connected by economic and political but also societal and cultural ties to this day. Recently, the relationship between Germany, EU and Turkey appeared at crossroads. Global trends, diverging policies, populism in election campaigns, but also common responses towards joint challenges evoked the emergence of a “conflictual partnership” classified by the simultaneous experience of disputes and high-level cooperation.

The 2019 conference “New Political Challenges for Germany, Turkey and the EU – VI” was designed to approach this triangle of actors. Academics junior researchers, professors, students, civil society members and practitioners from Germany and Turkey joined the event that took place in Istanbul on 3 May 2019, jointly organized by the Universi-ty of Cologne (UoC) and the Turkish-German University (TAU) for the sixth time.

The MONTEUS International Conference panel dealt with the topic "Current Trends in World Politics and Reflections on EU – Turkey Relations" and consisted of Prof Dr Birgül Demirtaş (TOBB-ETÜ), Asst. Prof. Dr. Deniz Kuru (Turkish-German University), and Prof Dr Bernhard Stahl (Passau University).

Please find the MONTEUS Conference Panel report here: