A workshop on “Diplomacy and Soft Power in Combatting Terrorism” was organized in cooperation by SAM and Center of Excellence on Defense Against Terrorism under Turkish Armed Forces (COE-DAT) in Ankara on 28-29 May 2014.
At the opening session, Director of COE-DAT Colonel İsa Aslan delivered welcoming remarks, and the keynote speech was given by H.E. Ambassador Altay Cengizer, Director General of Policy Planning at Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The workshop was attended by military and diplomatic experts and academicians who focused in their studies on researching an optimal combination of hard power and soft power element in devising efficient counterterrorism strategies against sources of asymmetric terrorist threat in the postmodern international environment.
Findings and presentations during the workshop are planned to be compiled into a publication in the upcoming period as a part of ongoing series of “SAM Papers” and presented for public disposal under “Publications” section of SAM website.