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Celebrating the Success of “Türkiye 100 Years Later: What Comes Next?”

On the auspicious date of March 6, 2024, the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at Adam Mickiewicz University was abuzz with anticipation and excitement for the groundbreaking event titled “Türkiye 100 Years Later: What Comes Next?” Hosted in the historic city of Poznań, this event marked a significant milestone in exploring the evolving dynamics of Turkish-Polish relations, a testament to the enduring partnership and shared values between the two nations.

A Gathering of Minds and Visions

The event proudly welcomed H.E. Ambassador Rauf Alp Denktaş alongside Honorary Consul Jerzy Kudyński, who graced the opening session with their insightful perspectives on the diplomatic and cultural ties that bind Türkiye and Poland. Their participation underscored the importance of this dialogue in fostering a deeper understanding and cooperation between the two countries.

Insightful Discussions and Panels

The day was segmented into thought-provoking panels, where esteemed experts delved into a variety of topics that shape the socio-political and cultural landscapes of Türkiye and its influence in Europe and Asia. The first panel, moderated by Natalia Potera, focused on “The Influence of the Republic of Türkiye on Security and Military Cooperation in Europe and Asia,” featuring a line-up of distinguished speakers including Aleksandra Spancerska, Krzysztof Iwanek, Maciej Musiał, Wojciech Wojtasiewicz, and Jakub Wódka.

The second panel transitioned to exploring “Culture, Religion, and Art as Elements of the Heritage of Republic of Türkiye Shaping Social Relations in the Region.” This session, awaiting a moderator confirmation, promised a rich discussion with contributions from Karolina Olszewska, Mateusz Chudziak, Zuzanna Krzyżanowska, Konrad Zasztowt, and Levent Gültan.

A Platform for Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing

This event was made possible through the generous sponsorship and unwavering support of several key partners, including the Embassy of the Republic of Türkiye in Warsaw, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Turkpol Polish – Turkish Cooperation Association, and Instytut Badań nad Turcją. Their collaboration highlights the collective effort to enhance mutual understanding and foster collaboration between Türkiye and Poland.

Media patronage by TVP Poznań, Telewizja WTK, Radio Meteor, and Flesz Studencka Telewizja WNPiD further amplified the event’s reach, ensuring that the discussions resonated well beyond the walls of the conference room.

A Future Built on Shared Knowledge and Understanding

As we reflect on the success of “Türkiye 100 Years Later: What Comes Next?”, it becomes evident that such forums are vital in paving the way for a future where Turkish-Polish relations continue to flourish. The enthusiastic participation, coupled with the wealth of knowledge shared, made this event not just a milestone but a beacon for future collaborations.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the participants, our esteemed host Natalia Potera, H.E. Ambassador Rauf Alp Denktaş, and all the TURKPOL members sponsors and supporters who made this significant occasion possible. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for photos and highlights from the event.

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