Summer School 2013

SAM Summer School 2013 has started on 1 July with the objective to provide information about our Ministry for students interested in foreign policy. The program continued for 5 days in which mostly senior diplomats and academicians gave presentations on various issues to university students interested in international affairs.

The students who successfully completed the program received their certificates from Burcu Çevik, Head of Department at our Ministry’s Diplomacy Academy.

Summer School 2012

SAM Summer School 2012 started with the opening remarks of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu on 2 July 2012.

The program was realized at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara by the attendance of 32 studens who were briefed by senior diplomats, top-level bureaucrats and academicians on issues like international relations, protocol and negotiation techniques.

The students who successfully completed the program received their certificates from Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador Naci Koru.

Summer School- Trabzon

A total number of 60 speakers and 106 students from different countries as well as Turkey attended the Summer School, orginzed by the Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Research in cooperation with SAM and Karadeniz Technical University on 2-7 July 2012, in Trabzon.

At the inaguration ceremony, Deputy Chairman of SAM, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mesut Özcan stated that the Center had contributed to the  project by inviting diplomats from different departments of the Ministry in the frame of importance given to public diplomacy practices. In this regard, the below stated officials made presentations on various issues.

  • Mustafa Kemalettin Eruygur, Deputy Directorate General for Western Africa, Head of Department
  • Ahmet Başar Şen,  Deputy Directorate General for Middle East, Head of Department
  • Efe Ceylan,  Deputy Directorate General for Relations with Iraq, Head of Section
  • Özgür Şahin, Deputy Directorate General for Central Asia and Caucasia, Head of Section
  • Ali Rıza Akıncı, Department of Human Resources, Second Secretary

In addition, Ambassador (Ret.) Numan Hazar and Ambassador (Ret.) Halil Akıncı have pointed out the roles of the Economic Cooperation Organisation and Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States respectively, on regional development.

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Summer School 2011

As a completely new initiative, SAM organized the first summer school in July 2011 for young students interested in foreign policy and diplomacy to inform them about the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the profession. A limited number of outstanding sophomore and junior students, selected from among a high number of applicants based on their academic record and essays in foreign policy, attended lectures by our experienced diplomats from within the Ministry and academics at SAM. Successful participants received SAM Summer School Certificates.

The SAM Summer School, which turned out to be a fruitful experience for the students, will be institutionalized and serve as a tool for public diplomacy for the Ministry. The SAM Summer School has an official Twitter account (@SAMYazOkulu) which is active during the lectures.