The Turkey programme of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) organised an online public discussion. Why are Turkey and France at odds on so many fronts, from the Eastern Mediterranean to a dispute over Islam(ism)? How is this confrontation seen by Muslims in France? How much is foreign policy driven by domestic issues, how will economic relations develop and what could be done to ease the tensions, are some of the questions the panel will address.


Samim Akgönül, Professor, Strasbourg University; Researcher, French National Center for Scientific Research, (CNRS)

Zana Çıtak, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

Güney Yıldız, IPC-Stiftung Mercator Fellow at German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP); Journalist

Chair: Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere, Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Turkey Programme, ELIAMEP.