10 November 2017 Baku

The Fourth Meeting of Official Foreign Policy Research Centers of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) was held on 10 November 2017 in Baku and hosted by Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan. SAM was represented by the Head of Department, Ms. Cigdem Tenker Koksal in the event.

During the meeting, participants discussed new opportunities and shared views on continuing projects, obstacles and ideas on solutions; also made fruitful contacts on enhancing cooperation among the official foreign policy research centers of the member states of the Turkic Council.

The first two meetings which were held also within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed among the Official Foreign Policy Research Centers of the Member States of the Turkic Council in May 2015, had been hosted by Center for Strategic Studies of Azerbaijan on May 8th, 2015 in Baku, and afterwards by our center (SAM) in Istanbul on December 21st, 2015. The third meeting was organized by Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KazISS) on 25 May 2016 in Astana.