Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 12:00 pm
Location: Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin
Moderated by: Sudha David-Wilp, Senior Transatlantic Fellow and Regional Director Germany, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Professor of International Relations, Sabancı University; Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
  • Sinan Ülgen, Director, Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies; Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe
  • Özgür Ünlühisarcıklı, Ankara Office Director, The German Marshall Fund of the United States


Despite a struggling economy, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan emerged victorious from the presidential election in May and his alliance maintained a majority in parliament. While the elections did not lead to a change in government, there are early signs of a change in policy. President Erdoğan made a comprehensive overhaul of his cabinet, with his minister of finance indicating a shift in the government's economic approach. On foreign policy, President Erdoğan gave up the blockade of Sweden’s accession to NATO, linking it to a revitalization of Türkiye’s EU accession process.

Yet, questions remain as to how substantive these changes in policy will be. What are the prospects of a normalization of Türkiye’s relations with the EU and the United States? How reliable of a partner will President Erdoğan be in his new term? What domestic priorities can we expect from the new government?

Participation by invitation only.

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