9 November 2017 Baku

SAM participated in the “Turkish Week” activities in Azerbaijan that was organized between the dates 7-9 November 2017 by our partner institution, Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan.

Our delegation included our Acting Chairman Assoc. Prof. Mesut Özcan, Deputy of Samsun and Member of the Committe of External Relations of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) H.E. Hasan Basri Kurt, Assoc. Prof. Tümen Somuncuoğlu from Gazi University, Vice-Chair of Center for Iranian Studies in Ankara, Dr. Hakkı Uygur and Head of Departmetnt of SAM Ms. Cigdem Tenker Köksal.

Within the scope of the Week, both institutions held joint meetings with the participation of academics, experts and diplomats from each country. The participants discussed and exchanged views on the recent developments in Caucasia and Eurasia region, and the dynamics affecting Turkey-Azerbaijan bilateral relations. The event has also constituted a valuable platform in order to underline the importance of the 25th year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan.