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Stiftung Mercator

Blickwechsel - TRIANGLE


TRIANGLE aims at assessing and analysing EU/German-Turkish relations by adopting a distanced academic approach focussing on institutions and narratives. It assumes that a fundamental restructuring of these relations would require ‘critical junctures’ that entail ‘Blickwechsel’.



Project leadership: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels & Dr. Funda Tekin, Centre for Turkey and EU Studies (CETEUS); University of Cologne

Project partner: Middle East Technical University in Ankara

Duration: 01.01.2017-31.12.2019


Three Steps of Analysis

  1. Mapping the institutional architecture of EU-Turkey relations and German–Turkish relations (WP II)
  2. Tracing the narratives of EU–Turkey and German-Turkish relations in the EU, Germany and Turkey (WP III)
  3. Assessing scenarios of EU-Turkey relations (WP I & IV)

Main Dissemination Activities

  • Providing ongoing information on EU/German-Turkish relations
  • Publications (working papers, & policy briefs)
  • Qualification of young academics
  • Public and academic events