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One of the conclusions of the 27th Abant meeting, which brought together foreign and domestic academics and journalists living in Turkey, was that Turkey's democracy needs to be more consolidated for it to be more effective in the world...
Scholars from China's top universities and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences came to Istanbul to meet with their Turkish counterparts for a symposium on May 22. The event was part of the 2012 Year of Chinese Culture in...
Turkish and Arab intellectuals discussed the uncertain political trajectories of post-revolution Arab states in a southeastern Turkish city on the border with Syria, a country that has put Turkey's assertive foreign policy to a difficult test during the unrest...
The Abant Platform, a think tank supported by the Journalists and Writers Foundation, will convene to discuss Turkey's long-standing Kurdish issue on July 4-5, 2008, at the Abant Palace Hotel in Bolu, Turkey. The meeting will begin with an opening...
Arab scholars participating in an Abant Platform meeting held on Saturday and Sunday noted that Turkey acts as a bridge between the European Union (EU) and Muslim countries. They praised Turkey's performance on the path toward EU membership while...
The 16th Abant Platform meeting brought together 50 prominent Egyptian and Turkish intellectuals at the Istanbul Grand Cevahir Hotel on December 15-16, 2007. The meeting, titled "Turkey: A Bridge between Civilizations during the EU Membership Process," was comprised of...
This reflection focuses on the 'Abant spirit' of love, tolerance, dialogue, and sincerity, tracing its development from the first Abant meeting in 1998 to the 15th Abant meeting in November 2007. The new constitution should be able to demonstrate our...
Organized by JWF's Abant Platform, the second "Turkey-France Conversations," the first of which was held in Paris in 2006, began yesterday at the Istanbul Hilton. During the two days of meetings, participants discussed important issues concerning the media, economics,...
The 11th meeting of the Abant Platform, a leading civil society initiative, focused on the future of the Middle East. Platform participants gave weight to the issues of security and democracy, emphasizing that the region could not be united...
Turkish and French scholars discussed Europe's future at the 10th Abant Platform in Paris on March 31 - April 1, 2006. The event was organized with the International Council of Social Sciences (Conseil International des Sciences Sociales) and the...