9 July 2013 Ankara

SAM held a meeting with the Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and the Services (ALLIES) Joint Research Project, a collaborative research trip undertaken by students from American universities and military academies, on the occasion of their visit to Ankara on 9 June 2013.

SAM was represented by Assoc Prof Mesut Özcan, Vice Chairman of SAM, and the interns at our Center. During the meeting, Prof Özcan briefly explained the military’s role in political, economic and social life in Turkey from the early years of the Republic to the present time and its implications on foreign policy practices. In addition, Turkey’s foreign policy towards its neighbours was evaluated in the Q&A session.