Turkey has experienced significant political changes in recent years. The referendum held on 16 April 2017, has paved the way to adopt a new presidential system that entails a departure from the parliamentarian tradition that has been at the core of its political life during last decades. In this context, CITpax, with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Defense and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, organised a closed-door meeting gathered panel will analyze the legacies of the past, the drastic changes of the present and the possible implications for the future of the current situation in Turkey.
The meeting took place on June 15th, 2017 and was divided in four panels: the first panel addressed the internal political situation in Turkey. The second session discussed the foreign policy; the third panel analysed the relation between Turkey and the United States and, finally, the fourth session address de relation with the European Union.