SAM Winter School started with the opening speech of SAM Chairman Assoc. Prof. Mesut Özcan on 20 June 2016. The programme has been organized annually with the objective of introducing the Ministry to the university students interested in the subject and prodiving them with necessary information on diplomacy as a career and on the Turkish foreign policy.
SAM Chairman Özcan has shared with students his experience and suggestions on the diplomacy profession and recent deveopments 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 fundemental principlers of the Turkish Foreign Policy, Turkey's bilateral relations, public diplomacy practices and the structure and activities of the Ministry.