17-19 November 2015 Ankara, Eskişehir, Bolu

SAM hosted annual "Turkey-Azerbaijan Week" activities in cooperation with “Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan” (Azerbaijan SAM) in Ankara, Eskişehir and Bolu on 17-19 November 2015. “Azerbaijan SAM” delegation included Azerbaijan SAM Director Dr. Farhad Mammadov, Member of Azerbaijan Parliament and historian Prof. Musa Qasımlı, Dr. Cavid Veliyev (Head of Section for External Affairs), Elmar Huseynov (Expert at Foreign Policy Department of Azerbaijan Presidency), Elnara Garibova (researcher at Azerbaijan SAM) and QafqazSAM Director Araz Aslanlı.

Within the scope of the Week, both institutions held a joint meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the participation of academics, experts and diplomats from each country, on 17 November 2015. The participants discussed and exchanged views on the recent developments in Caucasia and Eurasia region, and the dynamics affecting Turkey-Azerbaijan bilateral relations.

On the second day, Members of Azerbaıjan SAM delegation traveled to Eskişehir and Bolu in two separate groups and delivered speeches at Eskişehir Anadolu University and Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University. The guest delegation paid visits to Presidents of each university, and governors of Eskişehir and Bolu as well.

On the last day, the delegation attended a briefing on "recent developments in Middle East" at Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) conducted by ORSAM President Dr. Şaban Kardaş and ORSAM experts. Following the event, the delegation paid a visit to Diplomatic Archives Digitalization Project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey which aims to transfer diplomatic archives (from 1919 to date) into digital platform.