SAM Summer School started with the opening speeches of Ambassador Ahmet Yıldız, Deputy Foreign Minister, and Acting SAM Chairman Assoc. Prof. Mesut Özcan on 3 July 2017. The programme has been organized annually with the objective of introducing the Ministry to the university students interested in the subject and providing them with necessary information on diplomacy as a career and on the Turkish foreign policy.
Prof. Özcan has shared with students his experience and suggestions on the diplomacy profession and recent developments regarding the operational practices at the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Within the framework of the 5-day programme, students will be briefed on matters related to fundamental principles of the Turkish Foreign Policy, Turkey's bilateral relations, public diplomacy practices and the structure and activities of the Ministry.