The Istanbul Forum 2012
On October 8-10, 2012, GPoT Deputy Director Dr. Sylvia Tiryaki attended the Istanbul Forum 2012, an initiative launched by the Center for Strategic Communication (STRATİM). This year, the Istanbul Forum focused on the Middle East and regional issues.
The Istanbul Forum is an annual forum which includes European, American, Turkish and Middle Eastern participants with an aim to provide a forum for high-level, off-the-record discussion among diverse decision-makers and opinion shapers on shared policy challenges. This year’s 3rd Istanbul Forum started with opening remarks by H.E. President Abdullah Gül. The program included six sessions of closed roundtables taking up different critical themes.