A workshop was held between SAM and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in Ankara on 30 October 2012.
Assoc. Prof. Mesut Ozcan (Deputy Chairman of SAM), SAM advisor Assist. Prof. Dr. Ferhat Pirinçci, Diplomacy Academy advisor Assist. Prof. Dr. Nevra Esentürk, Prof. Dr. Ramazan Gözen (Yıldırım Beyazıt Universty), Kamer Kasım (International Strategic Research Institute- USAK), Prof. Dr. Zhang Yunling ( Member of National Committee), Prof. Yu Yongding (Institute of World Economics and Politics – CASS), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chen Mo ( Middle East Studies- CASS), and Dr. Wang Lincong ( Gulf Research Center-CASS) participated at the meeting.
During the workshop, political and economic aspects of bilateral relations between Turkey and China were analyzed. Moreover, the current crisis in Syria and the possible ways of solution were evaluated. Moreover, relations between Turkey and Israel, nuclear energy enrichment policy of Iran regarding its impacts on regional and global peace and security were assessed. In addition, the Chinese delegation has also visited Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and the Presidency of Turks Abroad and Related Communities.