An event titled ‘Turkey and Iran: History and Civilization Dialogue’ was organized in cooperation by Sakarya University Institute of Social Science and The Department of History on 2-3 October 2013 in Sakarya.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Hadi Soleimanpour, Acting Chairman of SAM, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mesut Özcan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Şahin, Prof. Daryoush Rahmanian, Dr.Ali Asaf Mohtahed, and Sahar Vahdati Hoseynian attended to the event. Other participants from the academic and business circle shared their own impressions and experiences regarding each country during the event.
During the event, cooperation between Turkey and Iran, mutual understanding of common values and its impact on regional harmony were discussed. The aforementioned event provided an important platform for public diplomacy by bringing together Turkish and Iranian academicians and constituted an environment for diologue by voicing different views and opinions.