“Turkish and Norwegian Scholars on the Arab Spring” | Conference
On 23 and 24 May 2013 GPoT Center deputy director Sylvia Tiryaki participated at a Norwegian Institute of
International Affairs’ (NUPI) conference entitled “Turkish and Norwegian
Scholars on the Arab Spring”. During her session, Sylvia Tiryaki discussed the lessons that can be
drawn from mediations in Cyprus, the Balkans and the Oslo Process with former
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Thorvald Stoltenberg.
The rest of the conference addressed topics such as Turkey’s
ability to function as an example for states in the region and other aspects of
its foreign policy. An important part of the conference’s agenda was to
contribute to an enhanced cooperation between Norway and Turkey, and to
increase contact across the borders.