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Atila Eralp
Atila Eralp
2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow

Atila Eralp is a Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow at IPC and Senior Fellow at the Center for European Studies and Emeritus Professor in Department of International Relations at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara. He has been awarded the Jean Monnet Chair on Politics of European Integration since 2002. He has been the Coordinator of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence since 2007. He was selected as one of the twenty European Success Studies by the European Commission in 2008. His research interests include enlargement process, neighborhood policy, EU’s foreign and security policy, and the Turkey-EU relationship. Professor Eralp has published numerous articles and books on these issues. Eralp has coordinated and implemented various interdisciplinary EU-funded research, training, and communication projects.

The Future of Europe Debate: Revitalizing Turkey-EU Relations amid the Changing Global Context

2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp's policy brief "The Future of Europe Debate: Revitalizing Turkey-EU Relations amid the Changing Global Context (Avrupa'nın Geleceği Tartışması: Değişen Küresel Bağlamda Türkiye-AB İlişkilerini Yeniden Canlandırmak)" was published in June 2021.

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Turkey-EU Relations before the March Summit: The Way Forward?

Director of the European Union Studies Centre at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) Nilgün Arısan-Eralp, Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit, 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp, Director Fuat Keyman, and Secretary-General of the Economic Development Foundation (IKV) Çiğdem Nas' policy brief “Turkey-EU Relations before the March Summit: The Way Forward?” was published in March 2021.

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Turkey-U.S. Relations in the Changing Transatlantic Context

Director of the European Union Studies Centre at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) Nilgün Arısan-Eralp, Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit, 2020/21 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp, Director Fuat Keyman, and Secretary-General of the Economic Development Foundation (IKV) Çiğdem Nas' policy brief “Turkey-U.S. Relations in the Changing Transatlantic Context" was published in February 2021. 

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EU-Turkish Relations After The Council Summit: A Chance for Reengagement or Facing a Complete Breakdown?

Director Fuat Keyman, Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit, 2019/20 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp, Secretary-General of the Economic Development Foundation (IKV) Çiğdem Nas and Director of the European Union Studies Centre at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) Nilgün Arısan-Eralp's policy brief "EU-Turkish Relations After The Council Summit: A Chance for Reengagement or Facing a Complete Breakdown?" was published in November 2020.

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A Fumbling or an Enabling European Union: Envisioning Multilateralism in a Post-Corona World

2019/20 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp and Director Fuat Keyman’s policy brief “A Fumbling or an Enabling European Union: Envisioning Multilateralism in a Post-Corona World” was published in May 2020.

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Multilateralism Matters: Toward a Rules-Based Turkey-EU Relationship

2017/18 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp’s policy brief “Multilateralism Matters: Toward a Rules-Based Turkey-EU Relationship” was published in May 2019.

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Revitalizing Turkey-EU Relations?

2017/18 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp’s policy brief “Revitalizing Turkey-EU Relations?” was published in March 2018.

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Salgın ve Toplum - "AB Zirvesi Sonrası"

30 March 2021

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Fuat Keyman, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Ümit Şahin, Fikret Adaman, Atila Eralp, Ayşe Köse Badur, Gökçe Uysal and Ahmet Atıl Aşıcı

2020'de Ne Yaptık? 2021'den Ne Bekliyoruz?
 

“Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye?” with Senem Aydın-Düzgit, and Atila Eralp

AB Zirvesi'nde Türkiye'yi Neler Bekliyor?

Salgın ve Toplum - "AB Konseyi Zirvesi Öncesi Türkiye-AB ve Türkiye-NATO İlişkileri"

8 December 2020

Changing World, Different Europe, Same Prescription?

2019/20 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp's article "Changing World, Different Europe, Same Prescription? (Değişen Dünya, Farklı Avrupa, Aynı Reçete mi?)" was published in Perspektif on May 9, 2020. Please click here to read the article.

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"Nasıl bir Dünya? Nasıl bir Türkiye" with Fuat Keyman and Atila Eralp

Korona Sonrası Dünyada Çok Taraflılık

"Salgın ve Toplum" Webinar Series: "Korona Sonrası Avrupa: Kriz Yönetimi, Dayanışma ve Entegrasyon"

May 4, 2020

Differentiated Integration in EU-Turkey Relations

The Istanbul Policy Center–Sabancı University–Stiftung Mercator Initiative hosted Mercator-IPC Visiting Senior Fellow Frank Schimmelfennig in Istanbul. During his visit, Schimmelfennig participated in the panel “Ever Looser Union? Differentiated Integration in Europe” on January 30, 2020 at METU; gave a seminar on the same topic on February 3, 2020 at Sabancı University; and held a breakfast talk on “Differentiated Integration in EU-Turkey Relations: Prospects and Obstacles” on February 4, 2020 at the Galata Istanbul Hotel.

Problems and Prospects for EU-Germany-Turkey Relations under New EU Leadership

The Initiative organized the meeting “Problems and Prospects for EU-Germany-Turkey Relations under New EU Leadership” on December 3, 2019 at the Galata Hotel by SOFITEL with the participation of Visiting Senior Fellow Wolfgang Wessels as the keynote speaker, Senior Fellow Atila Eralp as the discussant, and Senior Scholar and Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit as the chair.

Turkey and the West in Global Turmoil

The Initiative convened the panel “Turkey and the West in Global Turmoil” moderated by Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator and Senior Scholar Senem Aydın-Düzgit with the participation of Mercator-IPC Senior Fellows Aslı Aydıntaşbaş, Atila Eralp, and Michael Thumann on November 25, 2019 at IPC Karaköy.

GTE V: Turkey-EU Relations in a Changing Era? Domestic Dynamics and International Constraints

As part of Global Turkey in Europe V, IAI, IPC, and Stiftung Mercator convened the roundtable discussion on “Turkey-EU Relations in a Changing Era? Domestic Dynamics and International Constraints” on November 6, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

The Welcoming of the 2019/20 Mercator-IPC Fellows

The Welcoming of the 2019/20 Mercator-IPC Fellows was held on October 21, 2019 at Soho Istanbul.  The event began with welcoming remarks by Fuat Keyman, followed by remarks from Michael Schwarz, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Aslı Aydıntaşbaş, Atila Eralp, and Michael Thumann. The welcoming remarks were followed by a movie screening that introduced the 2019/20 Mercator-IPC Fellows Akgün İlhan, Andrea Weiss, Ellen Kollender, Gökçe Uysal, and Sinan Erensü.

Turkey, Britain and Europe in Global Turmoil: Historical Representations and Contemporary Repercussions

The Initiative and the University of Cambridge organized the roundtable discussion “Turkey, Britain and Europe in Global Turmoil: Historical Representations and Contemporary Repercussions” with the participation of Director Fuat Keyman, Senior Scholar and Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit, and 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp on April 5, 2019 at the University of Cambridge.

Turkey and the West

The Initiative and the Brookings Institution organized the roundtable discussion “Turkey and the West” with Director Fuat Keyman, Senior Scholar and Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp, Brookings Institution Doha Center Nonresident Fellow Galip Dalay, and 2015/16 Mercator-IPC Fellow İlke Toygür on January 14, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Track II Diplomacy Working Group III

The final meeting of the Track II diplomacy working group, under the scope of the project “Revitalizing Turkey-EU/Germany Relations,” funded by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative, took place on December 14, 2018, in the European Parliament, Brussels. The meeting was held with the participation of Senior Scholar and Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit, 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp, and Sabancı University Faculty Member Meltem Müftüler-Baç.

Neoliberalism, State, Global Crisis

IPC organized the conference “Neoliberalism, State, Global Crisis” in the honor of Galip Yalman at IPC Karaköy on November 23, 2018.

EU-Turkey Relations in a Turbulent World – Cooperation or Conflict?

The joint panel discussion “EU-Turkey Relations in a Turbulent World – Cooperation or Conflict?”, convened by the Initiative, Asociacion Nuestra Europa, and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, took place on October 18, 2018 at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

EU-Turkey Relations in Times of Global and Regional Turmoil

The roundtable discussion “EU-Turkey Relations in Times of Global and Regional Turmoil,” convened by the Initiative and Elcano Royal Institute, took place on October 18, 2018 at Elcano Royal Institute. IPC and Elcano Royal Institute signed an agreement to foster cooperation between the two institutions

Welcoming of the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows

The Welcoming of the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows was held on October 8, 2018 at Salon IKSV.  The event marked the seventh cycle of the Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program of the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative.

The event began with welcoming remarks by Director Fuat Keyman, followed by remarks from the Chairman of the Advisory Board at Stiftung Mercator, Rüdiger Frohn. The welcoming remarks were followed by a movie screening that introduced 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellows Atila Eralp and Özcan Mutlu and the 2018/19 Mercator-IPC Fellows Annegret Warth, Cem İskender Aydın, Ender Peker, Jannes Tessmann, Joanna Krzeminska, Maissam Nimer, and Yohanan Benhaim.

EU-Turkey Relations in Times of Global and Regional Turmoil

The joint panel discussion “EU-Turkey Relations in Times of Global and Regional Turmoil,” convened by the Initiative, the Centre for Turkey and European Studies (CETEUS), University of Cologne, and Stiftung Mercator, took place on April 19, 2018 at the University of Cologne.

Track II Diplomacy Working Group II

Under the scope of the project “Revitalizing Turkey-EU/Germany Relations” funded by the IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative, the second meeting of the Track II diplomacy working group took place in Mercator Centre Berlin on January 12, 2018, with the participation of Director Fuat Keyman, Senior Scholar and Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit, 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp, and Sabancı University Faculty Member Meltem Müftüler-Baç.

Revitalizing Turkey-EU Relations in Regional and Global Turmoil

The Initiative, in cooperation with Blickwechsel, convened a panel discussion on “Revitalizing Turkey-EU Relations in Regional and Global Turmoil” on January 11, 2018 at Humboldt University, Berlin, with the participation of Director Fuat Keyman, 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp, Senior Scholar and Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator Senem Aydın-Düzgit, and Head of the ECFR Berlin Office Josef Janning as panelists and Humboldt University Faculty Member Ertuğ Tombuş as chair.

Turkey and the EU in the Emerging New Middle East

2017/18 Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow Atila Eralp convened a panel on “Turkey and the EU in the emerging new Middle East” in cooperation with Sciences Po on December 14, 2017 at Science Po, Paris. The panel, which was chaired by Riva Kastoryano, Senior Research Fellow at CNRS, hosted Fuat Keyman, Director of Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations at Sabancı University, and Galip Dalay, Research Director at Al Sharq Forum and Senior Associate Fellow on Turkey and Kurdish Affairs at Al Jazeera Center for Studies, as panelists.

Turkey-EU: The Customs Union Agreement

The Initiative organized a roundtable discussion in cooperation with CEPS Brussels on “Turkey-EU: The Customs Union Agreement” where a draft report on the issue was discussed with academics, think tank representatives, and policy makers on November 24, 2017 in Brussels.

Welcoming of the 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Fellows

The Welcoming of the 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Fellows was held on October 16.  The event marked the 6th cycle of the Mercator-IPC Fellowship Program, which is coordinated by the Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University and Stiftung Mercator Initiative.

The event began with welcoming remarks by IPC Director Fuat Keyman, followed by remarks from the Chairman of the Advisory Board at Stiftung Mercator, Rüdiger Frohn. The welcoming remarks were followed by a movie screening  which introduced the 2017/18 Mercator-IPC Fellows Gabriele Cloeters, Souad Osseiran, Simon Waldman, Banu Karaca, Pınar Ertör Akyazı and Barış Karapınar.

Revitalizing Turkey-EU-Germany Relations Working Group I

The Initiative organized a working group meeting that brought together academics, professionals, and public servants from Turkey, Germany, and European institutions to feed in to the debate on the future of Turkey-EU-Germany Relations and work collectively on revitalizing relations on July 4, 2017 at IPC.

The Future of the Liberal Order

IPC-Sabancı University-Stiftung Mercator Initiative and Transatlantic Academy co-organized a full-day event titled "IPC Observatory: The Future of the Liberal Order" on May 23, 2013 at the Seed, Istanbul.