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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, 2018. Embassies of Canada, Colombia, Congo, Czech Republic., India, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, and Saudi Arabia also contributed the event.

APAC participated to a gala concert on the occation of the celebration of the National Day of Culture organized by the Embassy of Romania in Ankara on November 16, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 47th Anniversary of the National and Independence Day of Bangladesh by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Ankara on March 27, 2018.

APAC participated to a cultural program and reception on the occasion of celebrating Martenitsa - Martinka - Martişor, a common tradition of the beginning of spring, recently enlisted on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO. The event was organized by the embassies of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Moldova, and Romania in Ankara on March 13, 2018. 

APAC participated to the Kashmir Solidarity Day organized by the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara on February 5, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 70th Independence Day of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ankara on February 6, 2018.

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, 2018.

APAC participated to the conference on bilateral relations between Mongolia and Turkey on the threshold of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations organized by the Mongolian National Academy of Governance and Embassy of Mongolia in Ankara on May 14, 2018.

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, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Kenya by the Embassy of Kenya in Ankara on December 12, 2018.

Estonia, Turkey, Ankara, Ambassador Marin Mottus, Mehmet Şimşek

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 February 9, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Switzerland by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ankara on July 12, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 101st Anniversary of the Independence of Finland  by the Embassy of Finland in Ankara on December 6, 2018.

Martenitsa - Martinka - Martişor, UNESCO. The event was org Bulgaria, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Ankara, Turkey

APAC participated to a reception to celebrate the birthday of the late King of Thailand, H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej by the Embassy of Thailand in Ankara on December 5, 2018.

APAC participated to a salsa concert of the Colombian musical group La Mambanegra on May 25, 2018 organized by the Embassy of Colombia in Ankara.

APAC participated to the reception on the National Day of the Republic of Austria by the Embassy of Austria in Ankara on October 16, 2018.

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to the 5th Parol Festival on December 9, 2018 as a member of the panel of judges organized by the Embassy of The Philippines in Ankara.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Latvia by the Embassy of Latvia in Ankara on November 16, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Algeria by the Embassy of Algeria in Ankara on October 31, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the Romanian Armed Forces Day organized by the Embassy of Romania in Ankara on October 25, 2018.

APAC participated to a reception to celebrate the 107th Anniversary of the Founding of the Republic of China (Taiwan) by the Taipei Economic & Cultural Mission in Ankara on October 9, 2018.

Director of APAC Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to the Farewell Reception of the Georgian Ambassador Irakli Koplatadze organized by the Embassy of Georgia in Ankara on September 29, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Independence Day of the Czech Republic  and the  Armed Forces Day organized by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ankara on September 26, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 28th Anniversary of Unification of Germany by the Embassy of Germany in Ankara on October 5, 2018.

APAC participated to a reception on the occasion of the celebration of the 208th Independence Day of Chile by the Embassy of Chile in Ankara on September 18, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 27th Anniversary of the Independence Day of Kazakhstan  organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ankara on December 11, 2018.

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Lars Henrik Pira Perez at the Embassy of Guatemala in Ankara on December 6, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the Independence Day of the United States of America by Embassy of United States in Ankara on July 2, 2018.

Director of APAC Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu made a presentation on “Turkey and China in Eurasia: Searching for Compatibility between the Middle Corridor and the Belt Road Initiative” as a guest speaker at the event of 3C Business Lunch in Ankara organized by the economic and commercial sections of embassies of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland on July 5, 2018.

APAC participated to the opening ceremony of the Cultural House of Malaysia in Ankara on June 4, 2018 organized by the Embassy of Malaysia in Turkey.

Romania, Turkey, Ankara, Ambassador Gabriel Sopanda

China's CCTV Ankara Office Representative Yu Peng and reporter Burak Coşkun paid a courtesy visit to Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu on December 19, 2018.

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu and Senior Researcher Dr. Mehmet Yegin paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Abd Razak Abdul Wahab and Counsellor Arhan Syafrisyah Shah Anuar at the Embassy of Malaysia in Ankara on May 7, 2018.

APAC participated to the opening event of the "Bangladeshi Food Festival" organized by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Ankara on November 14, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Italy by the Embassy of Italy in Ankara on June 26, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Spain organized by the Embassy of Spain in Ankara on October 11, 2018.

APAC participated to the inauguration of Hungarian exhibition  “Viewpoints: Újbuda’s Artists in Ankara” on November 14, 2018 organized by the Embassy of Hungary in Ankara. 

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to the inauguration of photo exhibition  “Yavuz Alatan's Pyongyang Photos” on November 16, 2018 in Ankara. The Non-Resident North Korean Ambassador to Turkey, Ambassador Cha Kon-Il from the Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in Sofia, Bulgaria also participated to the event.

APAC participated to a reception on the occasion of the 197th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Costa Rica by the Embassy of Costa Rica in Ankara on September 20, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the Occasion of the 70th Independence Day of the State of Israel by the Embassy of Israel in Ankara on May 3, 2018.

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Irakli Koplatadze at the Embassy of Georgia in Ankara on September 11, 2018.

APAC participated to the kick-off ceremony of the Romanian Gastronomy Days in Ankara organized by the Embassy of Romania in Turkey on May 2, 2018

APAC participated to the opening of the exhibition "Far away, So Close: Estonia and Turkey: A Friendship Through Time"  organized by the Embassy of Estonia in Ankara on April 11, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria by the Embassy of Bulgaria in Ankara on March 1, 2018.

APAC participated to the first Mahatma Gandhi Lecture organized by the Embassy of India in Ankara on December 21, 2018.

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, together with Camões Institute in Turkey on May 8, 2018.

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Marc Innes-Brown at the Embassy of Australia in Ankara on December 4, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the Japanese Self Defence Forces Day by the Embassy of Japan in Ankara on July 3, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Oman by the Embassy of Oman in Ankara on November 20, 2018.

Director of APAC Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to the Farewell Reception of the Indian Ambassador Rahul Kulshreshth organized by the Embassy of India in Ankara on May 14, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Ukraine by the Embassy of Ukraine in Ankara on September 12, 2018.

APAC participated to an opening cocktail for the  “Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art” exhibition on June 4, 2018 organized by the Embassy of Japan in Ankara. 

APAC participated to the reception to celebrate the Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II  by the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Ankara on June 28, 2018. 

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion the 91st Anniversary of the Founding People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China organized by the Embassy of China in Ankara on July 27, 2018.

APAC participated to a reception on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the Independence of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the Embassy of Nigeria in Ankara on October 1, 2018.

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu and Senior Researcher Dr. Güner Özcan paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya and Deputy Head of Mission Vanaja Thekkat at the Embassy of India in Ankara on October 22, 2018.

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to a public lecture of Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius at Embassy of Lithuania in Ankara on May 9, 2018.

APAC participated to the opening ceremony of the "Vietnamese Cultural Days in Turkey" on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Diplomatic Relations between Vietnam and Turkey organized by the Embassy of Vietnam in Ankara on December 10, 2018.

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to a reception on the occasion of the visit to Turkey of Ambassador Anick Van Calster, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium organized by the Embassy of Belgium in Ankara on November 15, 2018.

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APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Poland by the Embassy of Poland in Ankara on May 10, 2018.

APAC participated to the inauguration of photo exhibition  “India Through Turkish Eyes” on October 1, 2018 organized by the Embassy of India in Ankara. 

Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu, Ambassador Pule I. Malefane, the Embassy of South Africa in Ankara, Turkey

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day and the Armed Forces Day of the Republic  of Korea organized by the Embassy of South Korea in Ankara on October 2, 2018.

APAC participated to a reception on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Malta by the Embassy of Malta in Ankara on September 20, 2018.

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APAC participated to a reception on the occasion of the 99th anniversary of the Independence Day of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan by the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ankara on September 10, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the Turkish Alumni and Erasmus Students from Austrian Universities living in Turkey organized by the Embassy of Austria in Ankara on September 4, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 100 Years of the Restoration of Independence of Lithuania by the Embassy of Lithuania in Ankara on February 16, 2018.

Cuba, Turkey, Ankara, Ambassador Luis Alberto Amoros Nunez

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 100 Years of the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Poland by the Embassy of Poland in Ankara on November 15, 2018.

APAC participated to the opening ceremony of the Cultural House of Ukraine & Crimea in Ankara on June 1, 2018 organized by the Embassy of Ukraine in Turkey.

​Deputy Secretary General Raja Dato' Nushirwan Zainal Abidin from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia donated books to the library of  the Turkish Center for Asia Pacific Studies on June 28, 2018.  

APAC participated to a presentation of the Brazilian musical group Qualea Trio on April 30, 2018 on the occasion of the launch of the cultural program of the Embassy of Brazil in Ankara on its renovated premises. The ensemble of double bass, clarinet and guitar played pieces of Brazilian music. The event was part of the celebration of the 160 years of bilateral relations between Brazil and Turkey.

Bulgaria, Turkey, Ankara

APAC participated to the Malaysian Community Day in Ankara organized by the Embassy of Malaysia on September 8, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the Bangladeshi Armed Forces Day organized by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Ankara on Movember 21, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 100 Years of the Restoration of Independence of Romania by the Embassy of Romania in Ankara on December 1, 2018.

APAC participated to the event of “Alexander Dubcek – from Prague Spring to Ambassador in Ankara” organized by Czech & Slovak embassies in Turkey on May 14, 2018.

APAC participated to the Hungarian national day reception on the occasion to commemorate the 62nd Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution and the War of Independence of 1848-49 organized by the Embassy of Hungary in Ankara on October 18, 2018.

APAC participated to a reception to mark The 50th Anniversary of Migration from Turkey to Australia organized by the Embassy of Australia in Ankara on October 10, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Lebanon by the Embassy of Lebanon in Ankara on November 22, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 69th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China by the Embassy of China in Ankara on September 27, 2018.

A delegation from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force led by Col. HIRASAWA Tatsuya paid a courtesy visit to APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu and Dr. Mehmet Yegin on February 8, 2018 at the Center. Col. Hiroyoshi NAKATSU, Defense Attaché of the Embassy of Japan in Ankara, and Major TOMOHIKO Kasuya were the other members of the Japanese delegation.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Zambia by the Embassy of Zambia in Ankara on October 24, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of Defence Day of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan by the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara on September 6, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan by the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara on March 23, 2018.

APAC participated to the opening ceremony of  the "Festival of Japan 2018" organized by the Embassy of Japan in Ankara on February 10, 2018. Japanese State Minister Masaji MATSUYAMA also delivered a speech at the Cultural Center of Turkish-Japanese Foundation.

Director of APAC Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to the farewell reception of the chargé d'affaires of Crotia to Turkey, Mr. Ivan Picukaric organized by the Embassy of Crotia in Ankara on August 31, 2018.

APAC participated to the exhibition entitled "Revolution" to be held on the occasion of the Cuban National Day organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Ankara on January 9, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion to celebrate Canada Day and 75 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Turkey by the Embassy of Canada in Ankara on June 29, 2018.

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to a public lecture of German Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier organized by the Embassy of Germany in Ankara on October 25, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Albania by the Embassy of Albania in Ankara on November 28, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the Brazilian Naval Force Day organized by the Embassy of Brazil in Ankara on December 13, 2018.

APAC participated to an Indian folk dance recital of North East India by Panchasur group organized by the Embassy of India in Ankara on July 13, 2018.

APAC participated to a reception on the occasion of the opening of the "2nd Festival of Latin American and Caribbean Film" organized by the embassies of Latin America in Ankara on November 4, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Brazil organized by the Embassy of Brazil in Ankara on September 7, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day and the Armed Forces Day of the Slovak Republic organized by the Embassy of Slovakia in Ankara on September 17, 2018.

Bangladesh, Ankara, Turkey

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to a dinner of The ASEAN Ankara Committee organized by Ambassador of Thailand Phantipha Iamsudha Ekarohit as a chair on July 24, 2018.  Ambassador of Brunei Shafiee bin Haji Kassim, Ambassador of The Philippines Maria Rowena Mendoza Sanchez, Ambassador of Malaysia Abd Razak Abdul Wahab, Ambassador of Singapore A. Selverajah, Ambassador of Vietnam Pham Anh Tuan, and Deputy Ambassador Indonesia Fahmi Aris Innayah were other participants.

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Marcelo Varela-Erasheva at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Ankara on April 16, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Macedonia and the Macedonian Armed Forces Day organized by the Embassy of Macedonia in Ankara on September 11, 2018.

Lithuania, Turkey, Ankara

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Pule I. Malefane and met his staff at the Embassy of South Africa in Ankara on February 14, 2018.

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Marin Mõttus at the Embassy of Estonia in Ankara on March 19, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia by the Embassy of Estonia in Ankara on February 27, 2018.

APAC Director Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu participated to an event with the Defence Minister of Estonia, Mr Jüri Luik organized by the Embassy of Estonia in Ankara on December 10, 2018.

APAC participated to Annual Dinner Meeting of the Taiwan Alumni Association in Turkey organized by the Taipei Economic & Cultural Mission in Ankara on April 3, 2018.

APAC participated to a piano concert on the occation of the celebration of the National Day of Culture organized by the Embassy of Romania in Ankara on January 16, 2018.

APAC participated to a reception on the occasion of the 218th anniversary of the Independence Day of Mexico by the Embassy of Mexico in Ankara on September 14, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the National Day of Portugal and the Portuguese Armed Forces Day organized by the Embassy of Portugal in Ankara on June 10, 2018.

Director of APAC Prof.Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu paid a courtesy visit to Ambassador Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi at the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara on June 19, 2018.

APAC participated to a conference on the 20th anniversary of the capital of Astana organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ankara on July 3, 2018.

APAC participated to the reception on the occasion of the 27th Anniversary of the Independence Day of Turkmenistan  organized by the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Ankara on October 17, 2018.

APAC participated to a reception to celebrate the birthday of the Emperor of Japan, H.M. Akihito by the Embassy of Japan in Ankara on November 27, 2018.