Lord Howell opens Istanbul conference on Turkey’s evolving foreign policy

25 March, 2011

Opening the conference on ‘Turkey’s polices for engagement in the contemporary world’ Lord Howell said ‘it would be hard to think of a more relevant and timely title.’

Above from left: Zeki Levent Gumrukcu, Steve McCready, David Reddaway, Lord David Howell, Richard Burge, Selim Yenel, Isobelle Jaques

Above from left: Zeki Levent Gumrukcu, Steve McCready, David Reddaway, Lord David Howell, Richard Burge, Selim Yenel, Isobelle Jaques

 Turkey’s policies for engagement in the contemporary world

Thursday 24 – Sunday 27 March 2011

Turkey’s foreign policy has been undergoing a significant transformation in recent years. Its relations with countries in the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia have vastly improved. While negotiations on European Union accession are not progressing, Turkey has become an increasingly active player on the international stage including in conflict resolution.  Lord Howell spoke about Turkey’s role as a key regional and global power. 

Full details of participants in above image:

Mr Zeki Levent Gumrukcu, Deputy Director General, Policy Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara
Mr Steve McCready, Private Secretary to Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London
HE Mr David Reddaway, Ambassador, British Embassy, Ankara
Rt Hon. Lord David Howell  of Guildford, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London
Mr Richard Burge, Chief Executive, Wilton Park, Steyning
HE Mr Selim Yenel, Ambassador; Deputy Under-Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara
Ms Isobelle Jaques, Programme Director, Wilton Park, Steyning

 

Further information

Conference on Turkey’s policies for engagement in the contemporary world

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