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"Turkey's Foreign Policy and Principles" lecture by Consul General of Turkey

Thursday, October 11, 2012
2:30 PM

Room 2240 Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus


Turkey has recently assumed a more prominent role in international affairs, especially events in the Middle East, but also in North Africa and Central Asia. It is a unique country that blends modernism with tradition, and secularism with religion. Learn more about Turkey's foreign policy and principles from the Chicago's Consul General of Turkey, Fatih Yildiz.

Born in 1971 in Ankara, Yildiz graduated from the Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara in 1994. He joined the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 1994. In addition to a diplomatic postings in Sarajevo, positions in Turkey's delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and his work at the Turkish Embassy in Washington D.C., Yildiz headed the MFA's Department of Human Resources. He assumed his position as Consul General of Turkey in Chicago on September 20, 2010.

The lecture is open to students, faculty, staff and the community with free admission. The event is sponsored by Padnos International Center and the Department of History. For more information, contact Chad Lingwood, assistant professor of Middle East history at lingwoch@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-8697.