The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) held an exclusive roundtable event with Pieter Cleppe, the Head of the Brussels office of Open Europe on 25th April 2017.
In this exclusive roundtable, Pieter Cleppe spoke in depth about Turkey-EU relations. He analysed the current state of the relations in terms of trade, refugee crisis and the war in Syria and domestic tensions in Turkey including the fight against Gulenists and the Kurdish issue.
Pieter Cleppe is the Head of the Brussels office of Open Europe. He is a frequent contributor to the broadcast and print media across Europe, frequently discussing EU reform, the refugee crisis and the eurocrisis. A trained lawyer, Pieter previously practiced law in Belgium, and has worked as a cabinet advisor and speechwriter to the Belgian State Secretary for Administrative Reform. Pieter also previously worked as an analyst at the Belgium’s Itinera Institute, which he helped to found. He received his legal training at the Catholic University of Leuven, and also studied law and economics at the universities of Hamburg, Bologna and Vienna.