Kınıklıoğlu invited to become member of ECFR


Executive Director of the Ankara-based Center for Strategic Communication (STRATIM) Suat Kınıklıoğlu has been invited to join the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), known as the first pan-European think tank.

Istanbul Forum: From troubled region to Arab Awakening


kadin paneliAs İstanbul becomes a hub for international forums, seminars, workshops and conferences, a fairly new non-governmental organization has been determined to steal the stage in autumn since 2009, and the issue on which it concentrates, the Middle East, has been ever changing since the Arab protests started.

Şahin, Karman trade barbs on Syrian crisis


An Istanbul Forum panel at moderated by Sümeyye Erdoğan, the daughter of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on leadership and women in the Middle East organized by Center for Strategic Communication (STRATİM) yesterday turned into an exchange of views on Turkey’s role in the Syrian crisis.

Deputy PM Babacan praised for policies


The Financial Times, a leading business paper, praised the prudent economic policy stance of Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, who heads the Economic Coordination Committee in the cabinet and is seen as a “reassurance” by many investors.