Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Symposium
9 - 13 December 2015 

Within the framework of the “Greek-Turkish Young Leaders Partnership Initiative”, the Center for International and European Studies (CIES) at Kadir Has University, Istanbul and the Navarino Network organized a Greek-Turkish Youth Symposium (GTYS) on Security with the co-sponsorship of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division. It is geared towards young Greek and Turkish International Relations professionals to provide a forum for study, dialogue and networking. The project aimed to contribute to the establishment of a framework that enhances cooperation and dialogue between Greek and Turkish Youth as a component of the rapprochement process between the two countries by advancing the improvement of relations, their further understanding, and the building of trust between the two countries.

The Greek-Turkish Youth Symposium (GTYS) on Security organized with the participation of 15 Turkish and 15 Greek International Relations specialists (MA Students, PhD Candidates, young PhD scholars and professionals), aged 22-35 years old, on 9-13 December 2015 in Thessaloniki. It included sessions on “The Concept of Security”, “NATO’s Policy Priorities”, and “Greek-Turkish Relations” as well as Structured Dialogue workshops facilitated by Turkish and Greek trainers whereby participants will be presenting project proposals emanating from their cooperation in the workshops.

The language of the Symposium was English.

You can find the program here.

Press Coverage of the Symposium

News Report on Symposium (Turkish)
ByYaşar Özay
15 December 2015