11 January 2013 Ankara

Representatives of the “New Initiative for Middle East Peace (NIMEP)”, established by Tufts University students visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Center for Strategic Research.

Within the scope of the visit Acting Chairman of the Center, Assoc. Prof. Mesut Özcan, received the NIMEP representatives and answered the questions. The questions were mainly concentrated on issues like, Turkey’s perspectives on the Syrian Conflict and position regarding refugees, the impacts of the conflict on Turkey’s internal politics. Moreover, other questions directed by the group members were on Turkey’s EU Membership process and democratization efforts wıthin the frame of preparation of the new constitution.