Gábor Demeter’s lecture in Istanbul


The Balkan Wars at their Centenary was the title of an international symposium about the Balkan wars in 1912–1913 organized by IRCICA (Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture), Sabahattin Zaim University and Zeytinburnu municipality on October 20-21, 2012. At the opening ceremony Professor Kemal Karpat, along with IRCICA leader Halit Eren, as well as ministers delegated by Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Turkey welcomed Turkish, French, Macedonian, Croatian, American, Greek, Bulgarian, Italian, Turkmenian, Pakistani and Hungarian participants. Institute of History, HAS Research Centre for the Humanities was represented by Gábor Demeter, with a lecture entitled When Sound Judgement of Statesmen Fails: the Role of Count István Burián in Influencing the Foreign Policy of Austria-Hungary during the Balkan Wars.