30 October 2013 Ankara

A workshop was held between Center for Strategic Research (SAM) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Ankara on 30 October 2013.

Assoc. Prof. Mesut Özcan, Acting Chairman of SAM, Assoc. Prof. Ramazan Taş, Turgut Özal University, Assoc. Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Dr. Bahadır Pehlivantürk, TOBB Economy and Tecnology University, Assoc. Prof. Şaban Kardaş, SAM Advisor, Ufuk Ulutaş, Foreign Policy Director, Dr. Mehmet  Özkan, Researcher at Foundation for Political, Economic  and Social Research, Dr. Ceren Ergenç,  Middle East Technical University, Dr. Çağdaş Üngör, Marmara University, Prof. Yang Guang, Director Generel of Institute of West Asian and African Studies, Prof. Xu Jin, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Dr. Zhang Fan from Institute of American Studies, Prof. Yu Guoqing and Prof. Chen Mo, Institute of West Asian and African Studies, Director Prof. Jia Li, Division of Asian and African Affairs, Bureau of International Studies attended to the meeting.

During the workshop, rise of East Asia and impacts of emergence of the region on world politics, Turkey and China’s policies towards Middle East and their specific relations with the countries of the region and political, economic and cultural aspects of bilateral relations between Turkey and China were analyzed. Moreover, the current crisis in Syria and the possible ways of solution were evaluated.

The all sessions have been concluded with Q&A and comment sessions were the above-mentioned speakers shared their opinions as well as suggestions and responded to various questions from each other.