1-2 November 2012 Ankara

A seminar entitled  “Turkish and Norwegian Approaches to Arab Spring”  was organized by the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Center” (NOREF)  which conducts studies  on resolution  conflicts and mediation and  Ihsan Dogramaci Centre for Foreign Policy and Peace Research (BAM) based at Bilkent University, with the support of SAM in Ankara on 1-2 November 2012.

Besides academicians and experts from Turkey, Norway and Arab Countries; Senior Officials from both countries Ministry of Foreign Affairs also participated at the seminar where Turkey and Norway’s joint action opportunities regarding contribution to regional stability throughout the transition process in the Middle East and North Africa was evaluated.

Prof. Dr. Bülent Aras, Chairman of SAM, gave a presentation which examined Turkey’s approach and priorities towards the region at the seminar’s first session entitled “Turkish and Norwegian perspectives on the Arab Uprisings”.

Within the framework of the seminar, a dinner was organized in honour of the NOREF delegation  by SAM at Ankara Palace on  1 November 2012.