Ruprecht Polenz initiated a series of high-level events, including an expert roundtable at the Turkish foreign ministry and panel discussions at the German embassy in Ankara and at IPC.
Ruprecht Polenz is a former Member of the German Bundestag (1994-2013). As Member of Parliament he held the Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He chairs the Bundestag’s Parliamentary Control Panel under Section 41 (5) of the Foreign Trade and Payments Act and is a substitute member of the Joint Committee of the Bundestag and Bundesrat under Article 53a of the Basic Law. He is the president of the German Association for East European Studies and also chairman of the Television Council of the ZDF. Furthermore, he is a member of the CDU’s Federal Committee on Foreign and Security Policy.