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TURKISH CENTER  for ASIA PACIFIC STUDIES

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 28th Anniversary of the Independence Day of Tajikistan organized by the Embassy of Tajikistann in Ankara on September 22, 2021.

APAC Director Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to the online panels of evaluation of the doctoral study domain of history at the "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati during 12-16 July 2021. Prof.Dr. Çolakoğlu is an external evaluator of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS).

A webinar hosted by the Royal Thai Embassy in Ankara on May 10, 2021 to discuss the "Bilateral Relations between Thailand and Turkey''. Charge d'Affaires Charkrienorrathip Shakir Sevikul, Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu, Director of the Turkish Center for Asia Pacific Studies, and Dr. Yasmin Sattar, Director of the Turkish Studies Center at the Prince of Songkhla University, explored ways and means to move forward in bilateral relations.

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Sanjay Panda at the Embassy of India in Ankara on August 6, 2021.

Ambassador of Australia Marc Innes-Brown paid a farewell visit to  Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu on April 27, 2021 at the APAC.

Political Officer Lucy Green from the British Embassy in Ankara paid a courtesy visit to  Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu on April 6, 2021 at the Turkish Center for Asia Pacific Studies.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Switzerland by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ankara on July 30, 2021.

Mr. Najam Rafique, Director of the Centre for Strategic Perspectives (CST) of  the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) and Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu, Director of APAC, set a productive online meeting on June 24, 2021 to discuss cooperation opportunities between the two centers. 

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 76th Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam by the Embassy of Vietnam in Ankara on August 31, 2021.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Independence Day of Turkmenistan  organized by the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Ankara on September 27, 2021.

Councellor Ahmad Reza Shamsi from the Embassy of Iran in Ankara paid a courtesy visit to  Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu on April 9, 2021 at the Turkish Center for Asia Pacific Studies.

APAC News in 2021

APAC participated in the reception on  the occasion of the “GOLDEN JUBILEE” (50th Anniversary) of the National and Independence Day of Bangladesh on March 26, 2021.

APAC Director Professor Çolakoğlu joined an online book talk for his latest book "Turkey and China" on March 24, 2021 organized by the Middle East Institute in New Delhi.

APAC Director Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to the online panels of evaluation of the doctoral study domain of political science at the National University of Public Administration (SNSPA) in Bucharest during 12-16 July 2021. Prof.Dr. Çolakoğlu is an external evaluator of the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS).

Director of APAC Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu delivered a speech at the webinar on the "48th Anniversary of the Awarding of Juliot-Curie Medal to Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by World Peace Council" organized by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Ankara on May 25, 2021.

Director of APAC Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Irit Lillian and DCM Shifra Weiss-Kubany at the Embassy of Israel in Ankara on February 19, 2021.  

APAC Director Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated in the online conference promoted by the Eurispes BRICS-Lab on April 9, 2021. The basic report on "BRICS in the post-Covid era: the new challenges" was discussed by the main speaker Prof. Georgy Toloraya, Executive Director of the National Research Committee on BRICS, Russia.

Ambassador Mosud Mannan presented a plate to Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu, Director of APAC, in appreciation of his continued support to the Embassy of Bangladesh in Ankara during the reception of he “GOLDEN JUBILEE” (50th Anniversary) of the Independence Day of Bangladesh on March 26, 2021.

Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu made a virtual participation in the GLOBSEC 2021 Bratislava Forum's side event on "China in the Broader Black Sea Region" on June 16, 2021.

APAC participated  to the inauguration of the exhibition "Thailand through Turkish Eyes" organized by the Embassy of Thailand in Ankara on June 2, 2021.

APAC Director Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu met with Latin American diplomats in Ankara from the embassies of Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile on July 8, 2021.

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Massimo Gaiani at the Embassy of Italy in Ankara on January 22, 2021.

Director of APAC Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu delivered a speech at the webinar on the "Historic 7th March Speech of Father of the Nation  Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman" organized by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Ankara on March 6, 2021.

APAC Director Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated in a webinar on "Turkey and China '' on March 30, 2021 organized by the University of Oradea in Romania. Professor  Ioan Horga, Dean of the Faculty of History, International Relations, Political Science and Communication Sciences, also moderated the webinar.

APAC Director Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated in the online roundtables on "India-China Relations: Challenges and Emerging Trends" on 11 May - 1 June 2021 organized by the Ananta Centre and the Centre for Contemporary China Studies (CCCS). 

APAC participated to the reception on the National Day of the Kyrgyz Republic by the Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Ankara on September 30, 2021.

APAC Director Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated in a Baltic lunch on January 5, 2021 hosted by Ambassador Ari Maki at the Embassy of Finland in Ankara. Ambassador of Estonia Annely Kolk, Ambassador of Latvia Peteris Vaivars, Deputy Ambassador of Lithuania Vaida Stankeviciene, and Deputy Ambassador of Finland Välinoro Pirjo were other participants in the event.

APAC Director Professor Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated in a Sri Lankan dinner on January 13, 2021 hosted by Ambassador Mohamed Rizvi Hassen and his wife at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ankara. Ambassador of Peru Alberto Campana Boluarte and Ambassador of Turkmenistan Ishankuli Amanliyev were other participants in the event.

Dr. Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke, Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Dr. Mogens Pelt,  Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen and Director of the Danish Institute in Athens, and  Mr. Jonas Yazo Srouji, Political Officer of the Embassy of Denmark in Ankara made a visit to APAC Director Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu on June 21, 2021.