CONFERENCES

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Turkey and East Asia, presentation held at the workshop “Yeniden Asya” (Asia Anew) organized by the Center for Strategic Research at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Ankara, December 26, 2019.

Turkey and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, presentation held at the conference “Perspectives on the Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities and Challenges for Exchange and Cooperation Between China and Turkey” organized by the Confucius Institute at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, November 15, 2019.

Turkey’s Expectations from the Belt and Road Initiative, presentation held at the international conference “Eurasia and China’s Belt & Road Initiative: Dispute Resolution Mechanisms and their Implications” organized by the Istanbul Policy Center–Stiftung Mercator Initiative at Sabancı University, together with Columbia University’s Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies, The Harriman Institute, ISERP, and Columbia Global Centers, New York, USA, September 20, 2019.

Relations Between Turkey and China: Expectations of Increasing Economic Interdependence, presentation held at the international conference “China and the Middle East/Mediterranean (“Mid-Med”): Contemporary Perspectives” organized by Tel Aviv University Department of East Asian Studies, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, ChinaMed Program, Peking University Center for Mediterranean Area Studies, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 7, 2019.

Turkey’s View of China as an Economic Partner, presentation held at the international conference “The Middle East Pivot: China’s BRI Between Geostrategy and Commercial Opportunity” organized by the Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, February 11-12, 2019.

Turkey’s Approach to Relations with China: The Economic Dimension, presentation held at the “Turkey and China: Prospects for Cooperation in the Long Term” panel organized by the Communications Office of the Presidency of The Republic of Turkey and Shanghai University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, December 28, 2018.

Turkey’s Approach to Relations with China: The Economic Dimension, presentation held at the “China-Turkey Bilateral Academic Seminar: Sharing Development Opportunities and Meeting Risk Challenges”, organized by the Communications Office of the Presidency of The Republic of Turkey and Shanghai Administration Institute, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, December 27, 2018.

Turkey’s Approach to Relations with China: The Economic Dimension, presentation held at the “Turkey and China: Prospects for Cooperation in the Long Term” panel organized by the Communications Office of the Presidency of The Republic of Turkey and Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, December 27, 2018.

Turkey’s Approach to Relations with China: The Economic Dimension, presentation held at the “Turkey and China : Prospects for Cooperation in the Long Term” panel organized by the Communications Office of the Presidency of The Republic of Turkey and Renmin Univerity Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, December 25, 2018.

Turkey’s Approach to Relations with China: The Economic Dimension, presentation held at the “Turkey and China : Prospects for Cooperation in the Long Term” panel organized by the Communications Office of the Presidency of The Republic of Turkey and China Institute for International Studies (CIIS), Beijing, People’s Republic of China, December 25, 2018.

Turkey’s Approach to Relations with China: The Economic Dimension, presentation held at the “Turkey and China : Prospects for Cooperation in the Long Term” panel organized by the Communications Office of the Presidency of The Republic of Turkey and China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), Beijing, People’s Republic of China, December 25, 2018.

A Turkish Perspective on the Belt and Road Initiative, presentation held at the 9th Bosphorus Summit organized by the International Cooperation Platform under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Istanbul, November 28, 2018.

The OBOR in the Middle East, presentation held at international conference “China’s One Belt One Road Initiative: Five Years On” organized by the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, November 2, 2018.

An Academic and Think-Tank Perspective on Turkish-Chinese Relations,  presentation held at the BRICA (Belt and Road Industrial and Commercial Alliance) Summit organized by TÜSİAD, and China Federation of Industrial Economies, Istanbul, October 19, 2018.

Prospects for Korean Reunification, presentation held at the “Seminar for Peace and Unification in Korean Peninsula” organized by the Korean Embassy in Turkey, Istanbul, June 1, 2018.

A New Actor on an Old Playing Field? South Korea in the Middle East, paper presented at the international conference “Korea and the Muslim World: Historical and Cultural Relations” organized by the Organization of Islamic Countries Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture, Istanbul, April 24-25, 2018.

Economic Impact of Korean Reunification: A Regional Perspective, presentation held at the “Seminar for Peace and Unification in Korean Peninsula” organized by the Korean Embassy in Turkey, Istanbul, June 30, 2017.

Turkey and China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative: Materializing the Bridge Metaphor?, presentation held at the “European Forum on Belt and Road Cooperation” organized by Pallas Athene Geopolitical Institute and the European Institute for One Belt One Road Economic and Cultural Cooperation and Development, Budapest, May 22, 2017.

The Full Half of the Glass: An Evaluation of Turkey’s Imports from China, presentation at the “China Studies in Turkey Symposium” organized by Ankara Policy Center and the Chinese Embassy in Turkey, Ankara, April 27, 2017.

China’s Economic Rise and the ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative: A Turkish Perspective, paper delivered at the international conference “Rise of Asia: History and Perspective” organized by the Group of Research on Identities and Cultures at the University of Le Havre and the Centre of History of Contemporary Asia at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris and Le Havre, France, March 22-24, 2017.

Shifting Alliances in the Middle East after the Arab Uprisings, presentation held at the international conference “Changing Geopolitics and the Emerging Order of the Middle East” organized by Istanbul Policy Center, Sasakawa Peace Foundation of Japan, and the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore, Singapore, January 12, 2017.

Infrastructure Development Through the ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative, paper presented at the international workshop “The Middle East Role in China’s One-belt-one-road Initiative” organized by Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai and Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China, January 3-4, 2017.

Economics of Normalization: The Role of Economic Expectations in the Rapprochement between Turkey and Israel, paper delivered at the 2nd International Conference of the Turkish Political Economy Society, Istanbul, December 9, 2016.

The One Belt, One Road Project: Expectations of the Turkish Business Community, presentation at the symposium “Turkey-China Relations in a Broader Perspective” organized by the Strategic Research Center of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Ankara, June 2, 2016.

Çin’in Suriye Politikası [China’s Syria Policy], presentation at the symposium on Syria Strategies of Global and Regional Powers, organized by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), Istanbul, February 10, 2016.

Limits of the ‘Trading State’: The Political Economy of Turkey’s Foreign Policy in Troubled Times, presentation at the Interdisciplinary Workshop ‘The Political Economy of Contemporary Turkey’ organized by the Turkish International Political Economy Society (TIPES), Istanbul, July 30-31, 2015.

Revisiting the ‘Trading State’: The Economics of Turkey’s Foreign Policy in a Turbulent Middle East, presentation at the international workshop “The Middle East at the Strategic Crossroads: Converging and Diverging Interests within Asia” organized by Shanghai Institutes for International Studies and the Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, May 6, 2015.

China, G20 and Global Economic Governance, presentation at the international congress “80th Anniversary of Sinology Studies in Turkey” organized by the Confucius Institute at Boğaziçi University and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Ankara, Istanbul, March 26, 2015.

The Impact of Chinese Investments in Turkey on Bilateral Relations, paper presented at the international congress on Turkey and East Asia organized by Istanbul University and Peking University, Istanbul, March 10-11, 2015.

From ‘Cina’ to ‘Tionghoa’: The Political Economy of the Role of the Chinese Diaspora in Sino-Indonesian Relations, paper presented at the international congress “China and the Muslim World: Cultural Encounters II” organized by the Organization of Islamic Countries Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Istanbul, February 3-4, 2015.

Business Associations and Their Role in Turkey’s Economic Relations with China, presentation at the international conference”Turkey and China in the Age of BRICS” organized by Koç University and Fudan University, Istanbul, December 26, 2014.

Turkey’s Middle East Policy in the Post-Arab Spring Period and Prospects for Regional Cooperation Between Turkey and China, presentation at the symposium “The Vision of the 100th Year and Sino-Turkish Strategic Cooperation” organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Strategic Research Center of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, December 19, 2014.

Interconnectedness Through Investment: The Silk Road as an Economic Belt, presentation at the international conference “Silk Roads : Inspirations and Opportunities” organized by SETA,  Strategic Research Center of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Development Research Council (China), and Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (Serbia), Istanbul, December 12, 2014.

Regional Cooperation Between Turkey and China in Central Asia, presentation at the roundtable meeting between the Strategic Research Center of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, Ankara, December 11, 2014.

A Turkish Perspective on the Developments in the Middle East and Prospects for Regional Cooperation Between Turkey and China, presentation at the symposium “Turkish and Chinese Perspectives on Peace and Security in Eurasia” organized by Shanghai Institutes for International Studies and the Strategic Research Center of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, November 26, 2014.

Türkiye’de Çin Yatırımları: Çift Taraflı Bir Analiz [Chinese Investment in Turkey: A Two-Sided Analysis], presentation at Istanbul Conference of Economics and Finance, organized by Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, September 8-9, 2014.

Turkey-China Relations: Current Status, Strengths and Weaknesses, presentation at Global Relations Forum Young Academics Program workshop, Istanbul, August 8, 2014.

A View from Ankara: Turkey’s Relations with China in a Changing Middle East, paper presented at the international conference “Stormy Waters, Bright Horizons? China and Europe’s Changing Roles in the West Asia/Northern Africa Region” organized by Torino World Affairs Institute, Turin, Italy, June 27-28, 2014.

Küresel Ekonomik Kriz, Önlemler, Yapısal Dönüşümler: Çin ve Türkiye Deneyimleri [Global Economic Crisis, Measures, Structural Transformations: Chinese and Turkish Experience], paper presented at the workshop “China and Turkey in a Comparative Perspective” organized by Marmara University Faculty of Political Sciences and the Strategic Research Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Istanbul, May 23, 2014.

Ottoman War Effort in the Middle East during the First World War: A Comparative Assessment, presentation at the international conference “100th Anniversary of World War One and Today’s Middle East” organized by Metropolitan University, Prague, Czech Republic, May 16, 2014.

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A View from Asia, presentation at the 4th Turkey-Europe Forum, Istanbul, November 21-22, 2013.

Economic and Social Impact of Chinese Investment in Turkey, paper presented at the 2nd China-Turkey Forum: China and Turkey at the Crossroads of the Global 21st Century, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, November 7-9, 2013.

China’s Investment Expansion into Africa: What Does it Imply for FDI Theory?, paper presented at the 7th Annual Congress of the Asian Political and International Studies Association, Ankara, October 25-26, 2013.

Business Associations as Foreign Policy Actors: The Turkish Case, paper presented at the 54th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, San Francisco, USA, April 3-6, 2013.

Economic Interests and Business Organizations in Turkey’s Foreign Policy During Times of Crisis, paper presented at the Young Scholars on Turkey Conference, SETA, Washington D.C., USA, February 5.

Heading Towards Asia? Turkey’s Changing Foreign Policy Paradigm, paper presented at the international conference “Coexistence Among Asian Countries”, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan, January 12-13, 2013.

China as a Major Topic in Turkey’s Foreign Policy: Prospects for the Future of Bilateral Relations, paper presented at the German-Turkish Roundtable Meeting “China’s Growing Clout in International Relations: Turkish and German Perceptions” organized by Istanbul Policy Center at Sabancı University and SWP German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Istanbul, November 23, 2012.

A Turkish President in Beijing: Transformation of Turkey’s Discourse on China During the Late Cold War Period, paper presented at the international conference “Turkey and China at the Crossroads of the Global 21st Century“, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, October 19-20, 2012.

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and China’s Integration with Central Asia, paper presented at the 6th International Turkish-Asian Congress, Istanbul, June 7-8, 2012.

The Need for Universality in Theorizing on International Relations: What China Can/Should Contribute, paper presented at the conference “Contesting Method and Theory between Europe and Asia: Perspectives on Asian Studies” organized by Boğaziçi University Asian Studies Center and the International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (ICHPS), Istanbul, March 15-17, 2012.

Visions of ‘Winter’ in Ottoman War Narratives: Voices from the Caucasus and Eastern Europe, paper presented at the 6th Biennial Conference of the International Society for First World War Studies, Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria, September 21-23, 2011.

Organized Business and Foreign Policy Change: The Turkish Case, paper presented at the 6th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 25-27.

The Global Financial Crisis and the Unique Case of China, paper presented at the Young Scholars Workshop “The Global Economic Crisis: Implications for Regional and Global Governance” organized by the Center for Research on Globalization and Democratic Governance, Koç University, Istanbul, June 30, 2011.

‘Uzakdoğu’ Nereye Uzak? Türkiye’de Asya Çalışmaları [‘Far East’ Far to Where? Asian Studies in Turkey], paper presented at the 4th Congress on International Relations Studies and Education, Uluslararası İlişkiler Konseyi Derneği, Ilgaz, May 19-22, 2011.

Business Associations and Foreign Policy in Turkey: From the ‘Özal Model’ to the AKP, paper presented at the 2nd Graduate Conference, Boğaziçi University Department of Political Science and International Relations, Istanbul, April 8-9, 2011.

Religion and Global Governance: Whether and How Common Faith Functions in International Organizations, paper presented at the 52nd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, March 16-19, 2011 (co-presented with Anna Maria Beylunioğlu).

12 Mart 1971 Muhtırası ve Türkiye’nin Çin Halk Cumhuriyeti’ni Tanıması [The Memorandum of 12 March 1971 and Turkey’s Recognition of the People’s Republic of China], paper presented at the Turkish-Chinese Relations Workshop, Boğaziçi University Asian Studies Center, Istanbul, May 7-8, 2010.

A Critical Look at the Economic Relations between Turkey and the People’s Republic of China, paper presented at the 1st Graduate Conference, Boğaziçi University Department of Political Science and International Relations, Istanbul, April 2-3, 2010.

Integration but with whom? Turkish Perceptions of Integration with Europe vis-à-vis other Alternatives, paper presented at the 51st Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, USA, February 17-20, 2010.

Retheorizing FDI: Theoretical Implications of Chinese Investment Expansion into Africa, paper presented at the conference “China’s 30 years of ‘Opening up and Reform’: Continuities and Change”, University of Nottingham China Campus, Ningbo, People’s Republic of China, September 16-19, 2009.

Explaining International Change: The Need for Greater Plurality in the Discipline of IR, paper presented at the 8th METU Conference on International Relations, Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, June 17-19, 2009.

Ordunun Toplumsal Meşruiyeti: Karşılaştırmalı Perspektifte Türkiye ve Endonezya Örnekleri [Societal Legitimacy of the Military: Turkish and Indonesian Cases in Comparative Perspective], paper presented at the 6th National Congress of Public Administration and Political Science Students, Kafkas University, Kars, May 1-3, 2009.

Çin’in Planlı Kalkınma Deneyimi [China’s Experience with Planned Development], paper presented at the Industry Congress of the Turkish Union of Engineer and Architect Chambers, Ankara, December 14-15, 2007.

Islam as a Catalyst of Economic Integration? The Case of the Developing-Eight, paper presented at the 38th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, Ankara, September 10-15, 2007.