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TURKISH CENTER  for ASIA PACIFIC STUDIES

APAC participated to the Kashmir Solidarity Day organized by the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara on February 12, 2019.

Ambassador of Australia Marc Innes-Brown paid a courtesy visit to  Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu on June 26, 2019 at the APAC.

APAC participated to an evening of "Cabaret Français" featuring by Adrienne Haan organized by the Embassy of Luxembourg in Ankara on February 7, 2019.

APAC participated to a reception on the occasion of the launching of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union organized by the Embassy of Romania in Ankara on January 15, 2019.

APAC participated to the inaqural reception of the Sri Lankan Culinary Festival in Ankara by the Embassy of Sri Lanka on February 4, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Switzerland by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ankara on July 9, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion to celebrate Canada Day by the Embassy of Canada in Ankara on June 28, 2019.

APAC participated to the Fashion Show ”The Symphony of Flowers”  organized by the Embassy of Romania in Ankara on June 13, 2019.

APAC participated to a Spring Cocktail Reception organized by the Embassy of Singapore in Ankara on April 10, 2019.

APAC participated  to the celebration of the "Portuguese Culture and Language Day" (5th May) in Ankara organised by the Embassies of Portugal, Brazil, and Angola in Turkey on May 6, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Tanzania by the Embassy of Tanzania in Ankara on April 25, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran by the Embassy of Iran in Ankara on February 11, 2019.

APAC participated to a reception on the occasion of Europe Day by the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey in Ankara on May 9, 2019.

APAC participated to a reception to celebrate Africa Day organized by the Embassies of African countries in Ankara on June 14, 2019.

APAC participated to an classical odissi dance recital of Smarana organized by the Embassy of India in Ankara on April 26, 2019.

APAC participated to the Umuganura (Harvesting) Festival in Ankara by the Embassy of Rwanda on August 2, 2019.

APAC participated to a reception on the occasion of the national day of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg organized by the Embassy of Luxembourg in Ankara on June 21, 2019.

APAC participated to a reception on the occasion of the Cuban National Day and the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Ankara on January 9, 2018.

APAC participated to a celebration on the occasion of the National Day of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan by the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara on March 23, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day and the Armed Forces Day of the Republic of Croatia organized by the Embassy of Croatia in Ankara on June 26, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the Independence Day of Peru by the Embassy of Peru in Ankara on July 26, 2019.

Director of APAC Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to the Farewell Reception of Ambassador Roberto Betancourt Ruales organized by the Embassy of Ecuador in Ankara on April 9, 2019.

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Gustavo Campos Fallas at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Ankara on July 4, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 71st Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ankara on February 6, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the Bicentennial Anniversary of Colombia's Independence by the Embassy of Colombia in Ankara on August 7, 2019.

Director of APAM Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to the farewell dinner of the  Ambassador of Sri Lanka, Mr. Pakeer Amza hosted by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan, Mr. Abzal Saparbekuly   at the Residence of Kazakhstan in Ankara on June 15, 2019.

APAC participated to the Third Mahatma Gandhi Lecture organized by the Embassy of India in Ankara on July 25, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National (Throne)  Day of the Kingdom of Morocco by the Embassy of Morocco in Ankara on July 30, 2019.

Director of APAC Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to the Farewell Reception of Ambassador Marin Mottus organized by the Embassy of Estonia in Ankara on June 19, 2019.

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to a reception in honour of the Speaker of Parliament of Singapore Tan Chuan-Jin on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and Turkey organized by the Embassy of Singapore in Ankara on June 24, 2019.

 A delegation from the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia led by Col. Waskita Adhi, Deputy Director for Asia-Pacific Directorate of Strategic Analysis, paid a courtesy visit to APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu on March 11, 2019 at the Center. Col. Inf Şaiful Thalib, Defense Attaché of the Embassy of Indonesia in Ankara, Soulama Ijaya, and Mohammad Nazar were the other members of the Indonesian delegation.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the Japanese Self Defence Forces Day by the Embassy of Japan in Ankara on July 5, 2019.

APAC participated to the celebration of Holi in Ankara organized by the Embassy of India in Turkey on May 5, 2019.

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to a briefing of Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque on "migration governance and the Rohingya crisis" organized by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Ankara on May 19, 2019.

Deputy Ambassador Hikmat Moeljawan and First Secretary Afrian Asri from the Embassy of Indonesia in Ankara paid a courtesy visit to  Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu and Senior Researcher Dr. Ali Rıza Çolpan  on February 25, 2019 at the Turkish Center for Asia Pacific Studies.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Victory in the War of Independence of Estonia organized by the Embassy of Estonia in Ankara on June 19, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Serbia and the Serbian Armed Forces Day and the Marking of the 140th  Anniversary of Serbia-Turkey Diplomatic Relations organized by the Embassy of Serbia in Ankara on February 12, 2019.

APAC participated to a public lecture of Dr. Shobhana Radhakrishna on "Transformational Leadership of Mahatma Gnadhi" organized by the Embassy of India in Ankara on February 25, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the National Day of the State of Kuwait and the 28th anniversary of the Liberation Day by the Embassy of Kuwait in Ankara on February 26, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Russian Federation by the Embassy of Russia in Ankara on June 12, 2019

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of India’s 69th Republic Day organized by the Embassy of India in Ankara on January 26, 2019.

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to an event with the Chief of Australian Defence Force, General Angus J. Campbell  hosted by Ambassador Marc Innes-Brown of Australia in Ankara on April 22, 2019.

APAC participated to the Turkey-Uganda Business Forum in Ankara on July 29, 2019. The Ugandan delegation was consisted by lawmakers and respresentatives from ministries, and public and private companies.

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to a briefing of Iranian Vice Foreign Minister Seyyed Kazem Sajjadpour on "the Iranian foreign policy" organized by the Embassy of Iran in Ankara on May 23, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 48th Anniversary of the National and Independence Day of Bangladesh by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Ankara on March 26, 2019.

APAC News in 2019

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Egypt by the Embassy of Egypt in Ankara on July 23, 2019.

APAC participated to a reception to celebrate International Women’s Day organized by the Embassy of New Zealand in Ankara on March 8, 2019.

APAC participated to a cultural programme on the occasion of the "International Mother Language Day" organized by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Ankara on February 21, 2019. Embassies of  Afghanistan, China, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, and Ukraine also contributed the event. Bangladeshi Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed and the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister's Office Tarique Ahmed Siddique were the guests of honour of the event.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion the 2019 Chinese Lunar Spring Festival organized by the Embassy of China in Ankara on January 27, 2019.

APAM participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Greece by the Embassy of Greece in Ankara on March 25, 2019.

APAC participated to a cultural programme on the occasion of the "Nevruz Spring Festival" organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ankara on March 22, 2019.

APAC participated to Philippine Cultural Festival on the occation of the celebration of the 121st anniversary of Philippine Independece organized by the Embassy of the Philippines in Ankara on June 16, 2019.

APAC participated to the concert of the Norwegian jazz band Helge Lien Trio on January 25, 2019 organized by the Embassy of Norway in Ankara.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Belarus by the Embassy of Belarus in Ankara on July 4, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Cameroon by the Embassy of Cameroon in Ankara on May 20, 2019.

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Representative Yaser Tai-hsiang CHENG at the Taipei Economic & Cultural Mission in Ankara on July 24, 2019.

APAC participated to a celebration of the 243rd Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America by Embassy of United States in Ankara on July 2, 2019.

APAC participated to an event to celebrate the “ASEAN Flag Day” by organized by the Embassy of Brunei Darusselam in Ankara on August 8, 2019. The Embassies of Southeast Asian countries also participated to the event.

APAC participated to the reception to celebrate the Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II  by the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Ankara on June 20, 2019. 

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to charge d'affaires Roey Gilad at the Embassy of Israel in Ankara on July 31, 2019.

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador İsmail İssa Rifaie at the Embassy of Jordan in Ankara on March 6, 2019.

APAC participated to the Pakistan Mango Festival in Ankara by the Embassy of Pakistan on July 26, 2019.

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to a public lecture of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the Crimean Turks Culture and Solidarity Foundation in Ankara on August 7, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion the 92nd Anniversary of the Founding People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China organized by the Embassy of China in Ankara on July 30, 2019

APAC participated to the reception on the National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria by the Embassy of Bulgaria in Ankara on March 5, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the King's Day of the Netherlands by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ankara on April 29, 2019.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 101 Years of the Restoration of Independence of Lithuania by the Embassy of Lithuania in Ankara on February 14, 2019.

APAC participated  to the inauguration of the exhibition ‘Too Much Love’ by one of the leading Czech painters and designers Jiri Votruba  organized by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ankara on May 1, 2019.

APAC participated to an opening cocktail for the  “Beautiful Shandong, Birthplace of Confucius” exhibition on July 8, 2018 organized by the Embassy of China in Ankara. 

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Carmel Vassallo at the Embassy of Malta in Ankara on February 6, 2019.