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EU-Turkey Relations Following the European Council: Can A Positive Agenda Work?

EU-Turkey relations are at a cross­roads between sanctions, de-escalation and a positive agenda. What are possible scenarios after the 25–26 March European Council? How united are the member states and how sincere is Turkey’s reiterated commitment to the EU? Which role does Turkey play in German foreign policy and what reper­cus­sions does it have on Germany’s domestic situation? How does Greece evaluate the conclu­sions of the European Council and the role of the European Union in the resolution of Greek-Turkish disputes?

Tuesday 30 March 2021 from 16:00–17:30 CET // 17:00–18:30 EET via Live Stream.
The event will be held in English.


Senem Aydin Düzgit, Professor of Inter­na­tional Relations, Sabancı University; Academic Affairs Coordi­nator, Istanbul Policy Centre
Panagiotis Ioakeimidis, Professor Emeritus of European Politics, University of Athens
Dimitris Kairidis, Professor of Inter­na­tional Relations, Panteion University; MP, ND
Nils Schmid, Member of the German Bundestag; SPD’s Foreign Policy Spokesperson
Wolfgang Wessels, Director, Centre for Turkey and European Union Studies (CETEUS), University of Cologne

The discussion is jointly moderated by:

Ioannis N. Grigo­riadis, Senior Research Fellow and Head, Turkey Programme, ELIAMEP
Funda Tekin, Director, Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), Berlin

The event will be broad­casted through a livestream available at:


You may submit your questions prior to and during the live discussion at:

This online round table is organised by the Turkey Programme of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in cooper­ation with the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP).