İstanbul Kültür University

Turkey's Role in Afghanistan: Challenges and Expectations

GPoT Center, in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), in Turkey organized a public panel during FES's 2nd Inter-Regional Summit on Afghanistan, which took place in Istanbul with the participation of ambassadors, experts, and academicians from Afghanistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, India, Japan, Russia, among other Asian countries, from the 20th to the 22nd of November 2013.

The public panel, entitled: "Turkey’s Role in Afghanistan – Challenges and Expectations", was part of FES's Envisioning Afghanistan 2014 Summit and co-hosted by GPoT Center on the Summit's 3rd day, 22 Novermber. The panel speakers Amb. Mahmoud Saikal, Amb. Basat Öztürk, and Asist. Prof Dr. Arıkan Açar made their speeches elaborating on Turkey's previous and current role in Afghanistan, and on regional successes, failures, and expectations following an open Q&A session and questions from the audience. The panel was moderated by Prof. Dr. Mensur Akgün, Director of GPoT Center.

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