We would like to invite you to our workshop/conference and the screening of the film ?Coffee Futures? by Dr. Zeynep Gursel from the University of Michigan. The film screening is sponsored by the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology and the event is organized with the support of the Institute for World Society Studies, ?Changing Turkey in a Changing World? (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Netzwerk Tuerkei.
Title of the event: ?Turkey-EU Relations: an Uncertain Future??
Date: 30 August 2010, 1-7 pm Venue: K4-129 The event is open to public and free. For any queries please contact: Didem Buhari (M.D.Buhari@rhul.ac.uk)
The EU had criticized Turkey in the latest Progress Report, argued that Ankara violated the human rights of the Roma minority with an urban renewal project in an Istanbul neighborhood. The EU Commission was absolutely right then. Such gentrification projects as the urban extension of wild neoliberalism are almost always against the public interest, as well as individual rights. However, the EU was also applying one of its well-known double-standards from its rich set of shameless hypocrisies.