Roundtable with Pieter Cleppe ‘Referendum Result: Turkey-EU Relations’
The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) will be holding an exclusive roundtable event with Pieter Cleppe, the Head of the Brussels office of Open Europe on 25th April 2017.
Please see speaker biography below.
The event will take place between 4-5PM on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 in Waterloo.
Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest if you would like to attend this event.
Please note that this event is invitation only.
A referendum on the proposed changes to Turkey’s constitution will take place on 16th April 2017. The changes proposed would significantly alter the structure of Turkey’s government and so the vote has big implications for Turkey’s future.
During the referendum period, Turkey’s diplomatic relations with several EU countries have been strained. The result of the referendum will likely have an impact on Turkey’s accession to the EU. In this exclusive roundtable, Pieter Cleppe will discuss the referendum result and Turkey-EU relations.
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.