Turks Abroad: The Symposium on Migration and Integration in its 50th Year
21-23 May 2009 – Ankara
“Turks Abroad: The Symposium on Migration and Integration in its 50th Year” will be held in Ankara (Bilkent Hotel & Conference Center) between 21 – 23 May 2009 under the auspices of H.E Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey. The symposium will be organized through the cooperation of the Ministry of State of the Republic of Turkey (Prof.Dr. Mustafa Said YAZICIOĞLU) and Hacettepe University Strategical Research Centre (HÜSAM). The aim is to evaluate the migration of Turks to foreign countries within over half a century, considering the current situation, the advantages, problems, expectations and strategies about the future, to discuss all these aspects in a way enabling contribution of all parties of migration and to assess the proposed solutions within a multilateral and academic framework through a solution-oriented approach.
As Migration and Integration constitute a fact based on mutual and multilateral interaction, representatives of international organizations and institutions, high-level politicians and bureaucrats from countries where Turks are densely-populated, experts, representatives of non-governmental organizations as well as Turkish citizens who had outstanding achievements in their fields are invited to the symposium. Special emphasis has been attributed to provide a wide diversity of the participants, representing different points of view about the issues to be discussed.