The Democratic Progress Institute this week conducted a Comparative Study Visit to Berlin, Germany from 21 to 24 October 2013. The activity was jointly organised with the Berghof Foundation and was hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office. The overarching aim of the visit was to provide a platform for influential policy makers, media representatives, civil society and key politicians from each of Turkey’s main political parties to learn about the German model of governance. During the visit, a number of roundtable discussions with high-profile German politicians took place, as well as visits to German governmental bodies including the German Parliament. Speakers included internationally recognised conflict transformation experts.