SAM hosted a brainstorming session entitled "Humanitarian Crises and Turkey's Humanitarian Diplomacy" on 25 November 2015 in Ankara. The event was intended to bring together officials from relevant government institutions, leading academicians on the subject, practitioners and members of NGOs.
Throughout the meeting, moderated by SAM Chairman Dr. Ali Resul Usul, Turkey's practices on humanitarian diplomacy was discussed within the scope of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016. Participants shared their views on developing the concept of "Turkish Humanitarian Assistance Model" in an effort to respond to contemporary needs in humanitarian realm. The session also presented a floor to suggestions on "International Humanitarian Forum" to be held in April 2016, before the World Humanitarian Summit.