From the Mediterranean to the Black Sea: Turkey's Troubled Waters
About this event
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is likely to affect the security environment of the Black Sea region and the delicate balance of power among the littoral states. Turkey, which controls sea access to and from the Black Sea, has a great interest in regional security, even if its foreign and defense policy has primarily focused over recent years on the Mediterranean and the Middle East. While Ankara is attempting to play the role of mediator between Russia and Ukraine, there are questions regarding the war’s possible implications on the security environment of the Black Sea region and beyond in the short and medium terms. How does Ankara view such possible changes in the regional equilibrium? How will this war affect Turkey’s relations with both Russia and its NATO allies? What will be the impact on Turkey’s security policy in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean as well as on regional cooperation initiatives?
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This online event is part of a series of events and analyses organized as part of the GMF-TOBB Fellowship on Turkey, Europe, and Global Issues launched by GMF in partnership with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) in 2017.
This event is organised in cooperation with ISPI and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the framework of the 8th edition of the Rome MED Dialogues.
Ian LesserVice President and Executive Director, Brussels Office
Ian Lesser is vice president at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and a member of GMF’s executive team, managing programs across the organization. He serves as executive director of the Brussels office of GMF,...
Alina InayehAdvisor to GMF President
Alina Inayeh is currently advisor to GMF President Heather Conley. She joined GMF in 2007 as the director of the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, a project dedicated to strengthening cooperation and fostering developme...