GPoT - Global Political Trends Center


Director and EuroMeSCo "liaison officer": Mensur Akgün

General Statement
Global Political Trends Center (GPoT Center) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution established under the auspices of Istanbul Kültür University. Our mission is to conduct high quality, independent and innovative research and education, acting as a link between policy-making institutions, academia, civil society and the media. GPoT Center aims to achieve this by routinely bringing together opinion leaders, government officials and other policy-makers, analysts and members of the media from Turkey, the region and elsewhere. Our activities range from conducting projects and research that analyze the contemporary social, political and economic trends in regional and international politics and producing policy recommendations, contributing to public debate through roundtable discussions and international conferences to publishing policy briefs and monographs, among others.
In accordance with its mission, GPoT Center has been active in virtually all fronts concerning not only Turkish foreign policy but the current regional and international agenda.

Areas of work

  • EU-Turkey
  • Cyprus
  • Turkey-Armenia
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • National and regional democratization
  • Arab-Israeli conflict

Objectives of the Euromed/Middle East programme
GPoT Center’s activities within the framework of its Euromed / Middle East programme aim at:

  • Supporting democratisation of the broader MENA
  • Creating grounds for confidence building measures between countries
  • Contributing to the solution of existing conflicts in the regions in question via organization of second-track diplomacy meetings
  • Providing a place for dialogue between academicians, high-level politicians, media and the public
  • Influencing public opinion via mass media and publications

Membership to other networks
- Alliance of Civilizations
- Anna Lindh Foundation - FAL
- International Relations and Security Network - ISN
- UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

Practical information
Istanbul Kultur University – GPoT Center
Atakoy Campus, 4th floor
34 156 Istanbul – Bakirkoy
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Phone: +90 212 498 44 76/65


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