First in DPI Series of 2013 Comparative Study Visits to Ireland: 17 to 20 July

During this visit, hosted by the Irish Government, participants from Turkey’s BDP party met with key actors from the Irish peace process, to discuss issues relating to conflict resolution. The aim of the visit was to examine the peace process in Northern Ireland, to gain a deeper understanding of consolidating lessons already learned during previous, larger-scale DPI Comparative Study Visits, which have already taken place as part of DPI’s Turkey programme. For a full briefing on this visit:

DPI Director Kerim Yildiz, Ayla Akat Ata, Gültan Kışanak, Ahmet Türk, advisor to former Irish Prime Minister Martin Mansergh, former President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland Norville Connolly, Aysel Tuğluk, Ian White of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, DPI Programme Manager Eleanor Johnson and Nazmi Gür following a roundtable meeting at the Dáil Éireann, Dublin