Comparative Study Visit to Berlin, Germany, 21th October– 24th October 2013

This report provides a record of all meetings that took place during the Comparative Study Visit to Germany, which was jointly conducted by The Democratic Progress Institute and the Berghof Foundation in October 2013 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.