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The 19th Bodrum Roundtable

19. Bodrum Roundtable
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The 19th Bodrum Roundtable, a three-day event held in the scenic coastal town of Bodrum, Türkiye, convened a diverse group of diplomats, experts, and scholars to engage in substantive discussions on various international and geopolitical issues. The event aimed to facilitate informed discourse, networking, and a deeper understanding of Türkiye's foreign policy and its relations with key global actors.

The roundtable kicked off with a keynote speech by Deputy Minister Burak Akçapar of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Türkiye.The following discussion was on generative AI; Alexandra Belias, Head of Product Policy and partnerships at Google DeepMind, led it. Sinan Ülgen, Director of the Center for Economics & Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), moderated the discussion. A panel titled "How the West Looks at China" featured prominent speakers. The afternoon session explored "Turkish Foreign Policy after the Elections" in a panel discussion. The final day of the roundtable featured discussions on "The Future of the European Security Architecture."

The event concluded with a shared lunch, providing an opportunity for further networking and farewells. The 19th Bodrum Roundtable served as a platform for deepening the understanding of contemporary global dynamics and their implications for Türkye's foreign policy and international relations. Participants left the event with enriched insights and connections for future collaboration, contributing to the broader discourse on global affairs.