Global Political Trends Center

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About Us

Global Political Trends Center (GPoT Center) is a non-profit, non-partisan research institution established under the auspices of Istanbul Kültür University in Turkey in 2009. GPoT Center works on issues concerning not only Turkish foreign policy but also the current international agenda. The Center’s international staff conducts a wide range of innovative projects that seek to support reconciliation through dialogue and informed debate. GPoT Center is in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2013. A handy brochure explaining the mission and works of GPoT Center is available in pdf format here.

GPoT Center was established with the aim to support reconciliation and non-violent solutions to international as well as domestic issues through dialogue. Our mission is to contribute to stability, democratization and peace through organizing multi-track diplomacy meetings, conducting innovative and independent research, and encouraging informed debates in the media on key issues affecting Turkey and the world.

GPoT Center serves as a platform for the free exchange of views and information on political, social and economic matters concerning a variety of parties and segments of society. We aim to achieve our mission by routinely bringing together opinion leaders, government officials, policy makers, analysts, scholars, experts and members of the media from Turkey and abroad.