German-Turkish Roundtable on International Affairs
Since 2010, the German-Turkish Roundtable on International Affairs (GTRT) offers German and Turkish policy-makers and future decision-makers a forum to discuss global developments that are equally relevant to both Germany’s and Turkey’s foreign policy. This contributes to a better mutual understanding and eventually a deepening of the two countries’ bilateral relations. The GTRT was jointly developed by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Istanbul Policy Center (Sabanci University), and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.
The roundtables take place on an annual basis, alternating each year between Istanbul and Berlin. Following the Chatham House Rule, around 40 representatives of the political sector, academia and think tanks, media, and economy will come together for this year’s roundtable in November 2016 in Istanbul to discuss the temptation of the call to Jihad. By sharing experiences and problem-solving strategies of both countries in a confidential atmosphere, the participants will jointly draw up recommendations on how to handle this challenge. In advance, a core group consisting of regular participants prepares the concept for the conference.
The GTRT is carried out by the Istanbul Policy Center and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.