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A Seminar on “Turkey: General Elections and the Foreign Policy toward Asia”

The Sasakawa Middle East and Islam Fund Presents:
A Seminar on “Turkey: General Elections and the Foreign Policy toward Asia”

At the invitation of the Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund, three experts on Turkish politics including foreign policy will give lectures on Friday, 3 April 2015.

Since the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, Turky seems to have shown increasing interest towards Asia in addition to her traditional effort to join in EU. In recent years, advisors of Prime Minister Davutoğlu have been actively extending Turkish diplomacy, not only to its neighboring countries but also to Asia. Today's lecturers form part of those advisors who have been using their networks with Southeast and East Asian countreis to this end.

The second part of the seminar will start with a response to the preceding lectures by Mr. Phar from Malaysia to be followed by the panel discussion moderated by Dr. Kohei Imai from Japan.

We do hope that you will join us at this informative event.

3 April (Friday) 2015 17:00 to 19:00
Conference Room, 2nd floor, The Nippon Foundation Building 
1-2-2, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8523

"Turkey: General Elections and the Foreign Policy toward Asia"
16:30~17:00 Registration

《Lecture 1》
Professor, Faculty of International Relations, Sabanci University
"Turkey at the Eve of Elections: Challenges of Change"

《Lecture 2》
Dr. Bulent ARAS
Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University
"Turkish Foreign Policy and Pivot to Asia"


Mr. Kim Beng PHAR
Senior Consultant, Al-Bukhary International University, Malaysia


《Panel Discussion and Q&A》
Moderator: Dr. Kohei IMAI
Research Fellow of Japan Society of Science

English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
How to Register:
Please register from this web page by 17:00 Thursday, 2 April, 2015.
Please note that registration will close as soon as the number of participants reaches the maximum. The registration remains open until the Foundation announces that the registration is full.
Personal information provided at the time of registration will be used for the purpose of notifying registrants about future seminars and lectures hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
The Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund: Dr. Matsunaga, Mr. Yokoyama and Ms. Kurokawa
Phone: 03-6229-5459, FAX: 03-6229-5473