Research Turkey Among Top European Think-Tanks

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Prospect Magazine (www.prospectmagazine.co.uk) awards the best think-tanks in the world every year. This year’s awards were organised under the sponsorship of Shell. More than 150 think-tanks contested for awards in 8 categories. The think tanks were considered both in the regions they operate in and the subject fields they are active at. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Inter-American Dialogue, Brookings Institute, Carnegie Europe, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Chatham House, Population Matters, ResPublica, Centre for Cross Border Studies, Higher Education Policy Institute and Legatum Institute were among contestants for this year’s think-tank awards.

Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey) was also nominated for an award in two categories which were ‘The Best European Think-Tank’ and ‘The One to Watch Think-Tank in UK.’ In this respect, Research Turkey was the only think-tank working primarily on contemporary Turkey and nominated for an award.

Carnegie Europe, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Open Europe, The Hague Institute for Global Justice and Chatham House were among Research Turkey’s competitors for this year’s European Think-tank awards.

The awards were decided by a grand jury that included:

Andrew Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England

Bridget Kendall, the BBC’s Diplomatic Correspondent

Bill Emmott, former Editor of the Economist

Gisela Stuart, the Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston

Professor Diane Roberts of Florida State University

Wolfgang Münchau, Financial Times columnist

Paul Bledsoe, President of Bledsoe & Associates, the public policy advisory firm in Washington DC;

Chris Huhne, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change;

Philippe Legrain, writer and commentator;

Philip Coggan, columnist for the Economist;

Michael Grubb, the energy economist at University College London.

The awards ceremony took place in 116, Pall Mall, SW1Y 5EA – London on 16th of July 2014.

Carnegie Europe won the Best European Think-tank Award 2014, congratulations to Carnegie Europe. However, despite its very young age as it has been established in March 2012, Research Turkey became the outstanding surprise of the awards ceremony. Research Turkey was the only think that was mentioned in the ‘European Think-tank of the Year’ category apart from the shortlisted candidates, which had a long history and experience. Research Turkey received a warm praise for its comprehensive work and pointed out as one of the best think-tanks in Europe. Bronwen Maddox, the Editor of Prospect, who presented the ceremony addressing to representatives of more than a hundred think-tanks from all over the world, used these exact words for Research Turkey:

Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey’s work and strength is very very underestimated. The analytical power and potential could even now be seen in their work as having conducted very influential work on EU policy from outside of EU. Our Judges enjoyed going through most of their work.”

Research Turkey staff now has the rightful pride of being considered among the best think-tanks in Europe and are delighted to be able to represent all its followers as well as other social scientists/institutions working primarily on Turkey at a world class level. Research Turkey will continue its rigorous and quality work to maintain its status and even take it to higher levels.

You may find the details regarding the results and the ceremony of Prospect Magazine’s Think-tank Awards 2014 at the following URL:

http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/think-tank-awards-2014-the-results

As Research Turkey, we are delighted to share this prideful news with our readers and followers. And once again, we are thankful to our readers, our followers, our authors, our contributors, and our Advisory Board members for their endless support and interest.

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