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TURKISH CENTER  for ASIA PACIFIC STUDIES

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.  

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 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.

APAC News in 2021

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.