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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 TPQ’s Summer 2018 issue marks the 11th annual edition that we are publishing with the support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division. This long-standing partnership has helped TPQ in its efforts to feature nuanced and diverse opinions on the security policy challenges facing Turkey, the region, and the transatlantic community. Over the years, we have had the privilege of bringing the...
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