Arab Spring in Syria, Environmental Countries and Turkey Panel was held in Hasan Kalyoncu University on March 17, 2014.
To the panel which was held with the help of collaboration of Konrad – Adenauer -Stiftung and Hasan Kalyoncu University of Political Science and International Relations Department, Colsulate of Irak in Gaziantep Sabah S. Debbağh, METU Head of Department of International Relations Hüseyin Bağcı, YTU Head of International Relations Department Prof. Dr. Nursin Ateşoğlu Güney, Nurşen the Ateşoğlu South , Berlin Freie University Head of Political Science and International Relations Department of Gülistan Gürbey, Hacettepe University Head of Department of International Relations Asst. Prof. Şebnem Udum, HKU Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Hanifi Aslan, HKU Head of Department of Political Science and International Relations Assoc. Dr. Ali Serdar Erdurmaz, academics and students attended .
Hasan Kalyoncu University of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences Faculty, Head of Department of Political Science and International Relations Assoc. Prof. Ali Serdar Erdurmaz in his opening remarks said, “Although nowadays Ukraine, Crimea remained under the shadow of the matter , the civil war in Syria , Turkey’s foreign policy is directly affected , as you know. At the same time Gaziantep is affected by the civil war in Syria due to geographical location , economic, social , cultural and everyday life. We all experience this issue. We will try to analyse the civil war in Syria and effects of it on Turkey, while in this context, we will try to indicate the happenings in Egypt and Iran. Speakers on related topics in the subject of professors are recognized expert scholars at home and abroad. I thank them for accepting our invitation. Besides I offer my special thanks to Konrad Adenauer -Stiftung Foundation for providing us all kinds of support. I wish this panel will be beneficial to everyone”.
Vice-Rector of HKU Prof. Dr. Hanifi Aslan continued “In the academic world such contributions are extremely important. We would like to thank the academics for participating to our established new but taken very important steps to become a good university (HKU ). In addition, Mr. Aslan said “Arab Spring , as you know began full three years and three months ago in Tunisia, resulted in less than a month, soon spread to other countries. Algeria had the results in 2 months, the results were within 16 days of shows in Egypt and a very long year dictatorship collapsed. But Syria appeared in another way. Last spring at the Arab Spring in Syria, appeared to be spring , turned into a human tragedy. The world does not do anything else than watch insensitive Syrian civil war. Russia, Iran and China are very close to the major supporters of Assad. Originally quite homogeneous groups with very different purposes, but later joined the label, uncontrolled, disorganized , acquired an opposition that can not prevent malicious intrusions are in question. In all of them there, as well as their supporters have characterized the opposition was effective too. History will talk a lot about these 3 years aboutSyria and the Syrian people’’.
METU Head of Department of International Relations Prof. Dr. Huseyin Bağcı said; “These types of activities, especially for students considering, taught in schools other than those coming from outside, faculty members , listening and increase your knowledge, as well as lessons learned in a better way to understand and self-confidence that will increase. The events of the Arab Spring, is not something that occurs in a day. Arab Spring The events in the 1990s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world’s point of view, the ideological conflict ending in other areas has started to slip and world democracy fluctuations of this region should be reflected in the direction and in the world which was dominated by a stockist occurrences is the emergence”.
After the speeches performed at the panel, developments in Syria in light of Turkey, the U.S. and Russia’s Policies and Syria’s Future,Democracy Challenge in Egypt and its future, Iran’s and Syria’s policy position and influence in the subject were briefed on.
After the question and answer portion, the panel ended with a great interest.