Roundtable Meeting on EU–Turkey Cooperation Against Terrorism
Mr. John Gatt-Rutter, Head of the Division for Counter Terrorism, European External Action Service
Ms. Fatma Ceren Yazgan, Deputy Director General for Security and Intelligence, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
Dr. Ian Lesser, Vice President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Terrorism threatens both the EU and Turkey, making counterterrorism an important area for cooperation. While both actors have covered significant ground during recent years, there is still a need for more effective collaboration. Meanwhile, the EU and Turkey’s different understandings on where terrorism begins and where it ends are ongoing sources of friction. There is no doubt that increased convergence on the approach to terrorism would contribute to a more positive EU–Turkey relationship. This high-level roundtable discussion will provide an opportunity for a focused analysis of options for wider cooperation between Turkey and EU toward global counterterrorism efforts.
This roundtable discussion is the second in a series of events and analyses organized as part of the GMF–TOBB Fellowship on Turkey, Europe, and Global issues, recently launched by GMF in partnership with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB).
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