13 December 2012 Ankara

Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy of NATO, Ambassador Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic, gave a talk on NATO and Public Diplomacy activities to young Turkish diplomats who recently joined the Ministry and attending basic and preparative training program, on 13 December 2012.

HE Grabar stated that a program for research centers, think thanks, universities and non-government organizations  is being conducted  within the framework of public diplomacy at 60th anniversary of Turkey’ s participation to NATO. The message of the activities which are realized as part of 60th anniversary of Turkish membership is “NATO matters Turkey and Turkey matters NATO”.

After her speech, Ambassador Grabar answered questions asked by the young diplomats about Turkey-NATO relations, economic crisis, Turkey-EU relations, Israel-Palestine issue, and the possibility of a military intervention to Syria.