Greening Turkey : Is there an European vision ?

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Türkçe bülteni indirmek için tıklayınız: Turk Kahvesi Brifingleri: Daha yesil bir Turkiye: Bir Avrupa vizyonu var mı? Dr Uygar Ozesmi Yüksek çözünürlüklü fotoğraflar için fotoğrafların üzerine tıklayınız. A new Turkish Coffee Briefing was focused on the topic of “Greening Turkey: is there an … Continue reading


Turkey and the Middle East: Shadow-boxing or Soft Power ?, TCB meeting in the European Parliament

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Türkçe metni indirmek için tıklayınız : Türk Kahvesi Brifingleri Avrupa Parlamentosunda Within the framework of the European Parliament Young Leaders Seminar, which was organized for the fifth time under the auspices of the President of the European Parliament this year, a … Continue reading


Turkish Coffee Briefings: “Time to act for Youth Employment in Europe”

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Mr Jan Kreutz Türkçe için tıklayınız. Turkish Coffee Briefings meeting was held on the topic of  “Time to act for Youth Employment in Europe” Turkish Coffee Briefings is a roundtable debate club in Brussels. The sessions are introduced by a guest … Continue reading


Turkish Foreign Policy and the EU

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The first roundtable meeting of Turkish Coffee  Briefings was held on the topic of  Turkish Foreign Policy and Europe . The guest speaker was Mr Faruk Loğoğlu, MP, Vice-President of the CHP (Turkish social democratic / main opposition party ) and … Continue reading

According to the Turkish tradition, it is customary for the host to serve Turkish coffee to guests as soon as they arrive, as a gesture of hospitality.  As parties start sipping their coffee from traditional demitasse cups, they also engage in a short pep talk to “melt the ice” which spurs on the main conversation. Therefore a cup of Turkish coffee is an important part of daily social and business life in Turkey as stated in the following proverb:

“A cup of coffee will not be forgotten for 40 years”…

The intent of the Turkish Coffee Briefings is to carry that tradition over to our roundtable discussions in Brussels. Since the Turkish coffee is inherent in the social customs in showing respect to each other, intrinsic in interpersonal relations of people as the icebreaker and it is an expression of hospitality, we want to apply the same principles to our intellectual debates.

At the Turkish Coffee Briefings we will host the participants to discuss a topic by exchanging ideas from different perspectives and creating an intellectual framework of debate in an entertaining and enjoyable manner, while we are savoring our freshly brewed coffee and Turkish delights of different flavors. These roundtable sessions are devoted to promoting debates concerning selected topics in relation to the European social, economic and political agenda. The sessions are introduced by guest speakers, followed by the views of the participants.