Balancing Expectations in Light of New Realities: Turkey-Western Relations in 2021


Sinan Ekim, Junior Fellow in the “Eastern Europe and Eurasia” Programme, The Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Germany – Turkey – France Strategic Relationship


Michael Thumann, Diplomatic Correspondent of Die Zeit

Time For a Positive Agenda in EU-Turkey Relations: Start with a Green Deal Turkey


Güven Sak, TEPAV

Turkey and the EU in Global Political Economy


Ludwig Schulz, MEIA Research (the Middle East and International Affairs Research Group)


Berlin Bosphorus Initiative (BBI) aims to bring the existing exchange, knowledge and cooperation between Germany and Turkey in the fields of economy, society and politics to a new and innovative level by establishing a sustainable network of competent partners on both sides.


Its priorities are:

  • Advancement and deepening of German-Turkish dialogue on economic, political and cultural issues;
  • Encouragement of economic relations between Germany and Turkey;
  • Dissemination of knowledge about Turkish socio-economic characteristics;
  • Overcoming of prejudice and the fostering and nurture of social ties between Turkey and Germany;
  • Support for the economic, social and political integration of Turkish migrants living in Germany.