SAM and Science Po University’s IPLI-MPA jointly organised the panel discussion on “Turkish Foreign Policy and Transformation in Regional Governance” on 24 April in Paris.
In the first session of the panel, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mesut Özcan, Deputy Chairman of SAM, provided information on Turkish foreign policy’s recent Middle East engagement in the light of the Arab Spring. Assoc. Prof. Kardaş, faculty member of TOBB-ETU’s international relations department, underlined Turkish foreign policy’s main tenets towards the region in a changing environment.
The second session was held in Q&A format where participants discussed on various issues, inter alia, Turkey’s mediation efforts, recent developments in Syria, Turkey-Israel relations and the presence of Russia and China in Central Asia.