AVİM 2021 YILLIK RAPOR | ANNUAL REPORT
|Author||:||Hazel ÇAĞAN ELBİR|
|Language||:||Turkish & English|
It is a pleasure to present our Annual Report for the year 2021 that provides a brief overview of the works and activities of the Center for Eurasian Studies (AVİM) during the past year.
The COVID-19 pandemic that cast its shadow on a global scale last year, despite the introduction of vaccines and measures acknowledged to be preventive, continued in 2021 with new variants, necessitating lockdowns and restrictions. AVİM was nevertheless able to carry on its work without any breakdown with a hybrid system of working from both home and office, effectively adapting to online facilities.
As the global power balance continues to change and evolve, highlighting Turkey’s place more pronouncedly at the easternmost of Europe and westernmost of Asia, Turkey has come to the fore, enabling the Eurasian connectivity with its core location in the wider Black Sea basin at the nexus of Eurasia, as well as with its inherent connection to the Balkans and the Caucasus.