2 May 2013 Adana

A conference entitled “Turkey and Middle East in the framework of Arab Spring” was held in cooperation by Çukurova University and Center for Strategic Research (SAM) on 3th May, 2013 in Adana.

Prof Bülent Aras, President of SAM, Assoc Prof Mesut Özcan, Vice President of SAM, Assoc Prof Şaban Kardaş, Counsellor for SAM, and Assoc Prof Mehmet Şahin from Gazi University participated in the conference as speakers in the conference hosted by Çukurova University. Prof Mustafa Kibar, Rector of Çukurova University, Prof Harun Arıkan, Chief of Department of International Relations and several academicians and students also attended the conference.

Prof Kibar and Prof Arıkan made an opening speech at the beginning of the organization. The root causes of the Arab Spring and impact of the developments on the countries in the region, Turkey’s Middle East Policy, Iran and Arab Spring, the recent developments in Syria and Turkey’s perspective on Arab Spring were the topics discussed during the conference. The organization was taken place interactively by contributions of the students with their comments and questions.