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King Abdullah II, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Winter 2012

Veli Ağbaba, Deputy Chairman of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and a Member of Parliament for Malatya; Fall 2016

Irakli Alasania, Minister of Defense of Georgia; Fall 2013

Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco; Summer 2012

Ayad Allawi, Former Prime Minister of Iraq; Summer 2005

Ertuğrul Apakan, Chief Monitor of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine; Winter 2017

Bogdan Aurescu, State Secretary for European Affairs of Romania; Spring 2011

Ali Babacan, Minister of State in charge of Economy of Turkey; Fall 2003 & Winter 2004

Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Istanbul; Spring 2011

Carl Bildt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden; Fall 2009

Mehmet Bostan, Chairman and CEO of the Turkish Wealth Fund (TWF); Summer 2017

Volkan Bozkır, Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey, Winter 2015

Emine Bozkurt, Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur on Women’s Rights in Turkey; Summer 2013 & Spring 2007

Selin Sayek Böke, Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) spokesperson and vice chair responsible for Economic Policy; Summer 2016

Philip M. Breedlove, Commander of U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Winter 2014

Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Secretary General of OSCE; Spring 2009

İsmail Cem, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey; Spring 2002

Demetris Christofias, President of the Republic of Cyprus; Spring 2012

George Ciamba, Secretary of State for European Affairs of Romania; Winter 2014

Zafer Çağlayan, Minister of Economy of Turkey; Fall 2011

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey; Summer 2010, Spring 2015, Fall 2016

Agim Çeku, Prime Minister of Kosovo; Winter 2006

Hikmet Çetin, Senior Civilian Representative of NATO in Afghanistan; and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey; Summer 2004 & Summer 2007

Ahmet Davutoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey; Fall 2009, Spring 2014

Süleyman Demirel, Former President of the Turkish Republic; Summer 2005

Selahattin Demirtaş, Co-Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Winter 2015

Kemal Derviş, Former Minister of Economic Affair of Turkey; Summer 2002 & Summer 2003 & Fall 2004

Cristian Diaconescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania; Spring 2009

Hansın Doğan, Private Sector Manager UNDP Turkey; Summer 2017

Ozgul Erdemli, Director of corporate communications and environment policies at the

Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats (TEMA); Summer 2017

Mustafa Ergen, Chief Advisor in Technology and Investment at the TWF; Summer 2017

Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France; Fall 2012

Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany; Fall 2004

Stefan Füle, EU Commissioner Responsible for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy; Summer 2011

Vecdi Gönül, Minister of National Defense of Turkey; Spring 2010

Abdullah Gül, President of the Republic of Turkey; Summer 2003 & Fall 2004 & Winter 2007

Ürün Güner, Member of the Executive Board of Flying Broom Movie Festival; Summer 2017

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Member of the Turkish Grand National Assembly from Nationalist Movement Party, Spring 2015

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia; Winter 2013

James F. Jeffrey, Philip Solondz Distinguished Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy & Former United States Ambassador to Turkey; Fall 2017

Rıza Kadılar, Senior international investment banker, Founding Chairman of China Institute Turkey (ÇİTAM), Summer 2017

Tarkan Kadooğlu, President of the Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation

(TÜRKONFED); Summer 2016

Roger Kelly, Lead Regional Economist, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Turkey

Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Culture of the Kingdom of Bahrain; Winter 2012

Gerald Knaus, Founding chairman of the European Stability Initiative; Fall 2016

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Leader of Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP); Winter 2010 & Summer 2017

Leonid Kozhara, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; Spring 2013

Faruk Loğoğlu, Vice President of the Republican People’s Party (CHP); Turkey; Summer 2003 & Fall 2011

Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defense of Canada; Spring 2010

Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan; Fall 2007

John McCain, United States Senator from Arizona; Fall 2012

Louis Michel, EU Commissioner and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium; Summer 2003

Aylin Nazliaka, Independent Member of Parliament; Summer 2017

Zeynep Bodur Okyay, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kale Group Turkey; Summer 2016

Numan Özcan, Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Office for Turkey; Fall 2016

Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology of Turkey from the Justice and Development Party (AKP); Summer 2017

Artis Pabriks, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia; Fall 2006

Supachai Panitchpakdi, Director-General of World Trade Organization; Winter 2002

George Andreas Papandreou, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece; Spring 2002

Solomon Passy, Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria; Fall 2004

Şafak Pavey, Member of the Turkish Grand National Assembly from the Republican People’s Party (CHP); Spring 2015

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO; Fall 2012

Olli Rehn, EU Commissioner responsible for Enlargement and European Neighborhood

Policy; Fall 2005 & Summer 2008

Mithat Rende, Former Turkish ambassador to Qatar and former chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Executive Committee; Summer 2016 & Summer 2017

Lord George Robertson, Secretary General of NATO; Winter 2002

Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia; Spring 2013

Wolfgang Schäuble, Minister of Interior of Germany; Winter 2006

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Secretary General of NATO; Winter 2008

Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Winter 2018

Peter Semneby, EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus; Summer 2006

Ahmet Sözen, Director of Cyprus Policy Center and a faculty member at Eastern

Mediterranean University, Northern Cyprus; Winter 2017

Wolfgang Sporrer; Political Analyst at the OSCE’s SMM to Ukraine; Winter 2017

James G. Stavridis, Commander of the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM)

and NATO‘s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR); Spring 2010

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Former Finance Minister of France and Member of Parliament in the French National Assembly; Fall 2004

Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO; Fall 2015

Fatma Şahin, Minister of Family and Social Policy of Turkey; Spring 2012

El Hassan bin Talal, Prince of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Summer 2002

Mehmet Ali Talat, President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus; Fall 2005 & Fall 2008

Andreas Theophanous, Professor of Political Economy and the President of the Center for European and International Affairs of the University of Nicosia, Cyprus; Winter 2017

Frans Timmermans, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands; Fall 2013

Kadir Topbaş, Metropolitan Mayor of Istanbul; Summer 2012

Hayati Yazıcı, Minister of Customs and Trade of Turkey; Spring 2012

Taner Yıldız, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey; Summer 2010 & Fall 2012

İsmet Yılmaz, Minister of National Defense of Turkey; Fall 2011

George Vassilou, Former President of the Republic of Cyprus; Winter 2005

Guido Westerwelle, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; Spring 2011

Nihat Zeybekçi, Minister of Economy for the Justice and Development Party (AKP); Fall 2016

* The titles are those which the author had at time of contribution.

From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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