Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

TPQ roundtable meetings and seminars are organized several times a year with the purpose of discussing the current developments in Turkey and its neighborhood, relevant to the issues taken up in the recently published editions of TPQ. These meetings serve as deliberative platforms by bringing the media, academics, decision makers, civil society representatives, students, and business people together.

These events have attracted the attention of prominent figures from politics, civil society, and the media as well. In recent years, Secretary of State of the U.S. Madeleine Korbel Albright, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden Carl Bildt, and Emeritus Professor Lord Anthony Giddens have participated in our roundtables as speakers.

A complete list of TPQ events can be found below.

Navigating the Cyber Storm: Implications for Governments and Businesses

On 23 October 2017, Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) hosted a discussion on cybersecurity titled, “Navigating the Cyber Storm: Implications for Governments and Businesses.”  The event was sponsored by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division, and hosted by partners Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus and Turcas. The Consulate General of Israel in Istanbul was also a co-partner.

 Conrad Bosphorus Istanbul |  Monday, October 23, 2017

Regional Natural Gas Game-Changers: Securing Supplies amid Volatility

TPQ’s 6th annual energy roundtable discussion revolved around Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) dynamics and the politics of energy diversification. We assessed potential game-changers – including the proposed TurkStream project, prospects for US LNG exports to Europe, the discovery of the Zohr natural gas field off the Egyptian coast – and their wider implications for the regional energy landscape. We also explored the extent to which increasing volatility in Turkey and its neighborhood is impacting markets and cooperation between energy partners.

 Istanbul |  Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"TPQ Roundtable and Book Launch: Lotfi Maktouf on Tunisia"

 Grand Hyatt, Istanbul |  Monday, December 16, 2013

"Women and LGBT Rights in Turkey - Progressing or Regressing?"

 Istanbul |  Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"New Regional Opportunities: Can Turkey be an Energy Hub by 2023?"

 Elite World Hotel Istanbul, Rumeli Hall |  Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"The Evolving Relations of Turkey and Israel"

 Istanbul |  Tuesday, July 2, 2013

"The Prospects for Stability and Instability in the Caucasus in 2013"

 Kadir Has University - Istanbul |  Monday, March 25, 2013

"The ‘New Game’ of Energy in Turkey and its Neighborhood"

 Grand Hyatt Hotel, Istanbul |  Wednesday, October 31, 2012

"Forging the Future of the Caucasus"

 Baku |  Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Bahrain: What lies ahead?"

 Grand Hyatt - Istanbul |  Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Paving the Path for the Southern Corridor: Challenges and Opportunities"

 Elite World Hotel, İstanbul |  Wednesday, November 30, 2011

“Transition in Afghanistan: The Way Ahead”

 Hilton Hotel - İstanbul |  Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Upheaval in the Middle East: What is the Turkish Strategy?"

 Washington |  Thursday, May 12, 2011

"Developments in Turkey's Democracy and Regional Ambitions"

 Brussels |  Thursday, March 24, 2011

"The Jasmine Revolution and Tunisian Process of Change"

 Istanbul |  Monday, March 14, 2011

"Evaluating Turkish-EU Relations in 2011"

 Istanbul |  Friday, February 25, 2011

"Turkey and the Regional Energy Powerplay"

 Istanbul |  Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"The Question of Nuclear Iran and Missile Defense",

 Istanbul |  Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Renewing the Brand of America"

 Istanbul |  Monday, July 6, 2009

"Turkey's Pivotal Role in an Uncertain Era"

 Istanbul |  Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Women in Turkey: Situation, Expectations and Problems"

 Istanbul |  Tuesday, July 10, 2007

"Is Turkey Diverging from the West?"

 Istanbul |  Wednesday, December 20, 2006

"How to Define the Problem(s) of Europe"

 Istanbul |  Saturday, May 27, 2006

"Clouds over Turkey's EU Perspective"

 Istanbul |  Friday, March 24, 2006

"Turkish-U.S. Relations: Redefining and Rebuilding"

 Istanbul |  Thursday, April 21, 2005

From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...