A structure, which had started the journey to reach a certain objective and was formed to realize those objectives, losing sight of the objective, while glorifying it in the first place, is actually one of the typical results in political movements.
The fourth Arab-Turkish Congress of Social Sciences (ATCOSS) that has been held regularly by the Institute of Strategic Thinking (SDE) since 2010, was held in Amman, the capital of Jordan on October 26-27, 2014. Academicians had the opportunity to discuss common socio-economic issues of regional countries in about a hundred papers that they presented on the main themes of education, economy and development.
Enstitute of Strategic Thinking Turkey – Jordan relations report has been published. Our publication’s first extensive work in this topic is a featured report written by Assist. Prof. Nur Köprülü.
Although the Middle East suffers from critical problems, Arab-Turkish Congress of Social Sciences (ATCOSS) is held between 26-27 of October 2014 at Petra University, Jordan. In its fourth year, ATCOSS program takes “Economic, Education and Development” as a theme with an academic approach, considering recent changes and crisis in the region.
The 4th Arab-Turkish Congress of Social Sciences (ATCOSS) is gathering in Jordan in a critical period in the Middle East during the dates 26-27 October 2014 in the Petra University, Amman, Jordan. The Congress will focus on “economy, education and development” as the main source of the problems in the Middle East without being consumed by current political developments.
The course of dreadful events happening in the Middle East in the last years has taken a lot away from humanity. If we look at the events from the perspective of Bosnian politician Alija Izzetbegovic renowned as "Wise King", none of these events have a "humane trait" because all the wars that have been fought and all the policies that have been developed to address these wars are based on interest, benefits and needs.
On Friday, 29 August, the Institute for Strategic Thinking organized a conference entitled “Turkey-Somalia relations” with the participation of the president of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. President Mohamud issued statements on Somalia-Turkey relations, the terror organisation Shabab and the future of Somalia.
I stated earlier that the politics, which AK Party pursued and demonstrated under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan until now, broke the stereotypes concerning politics. The new Turkey will be a location where such stereotypes will be broken and new political conventions will take place. Turkey, accompanied with all its sociological dimensions, gradually got used to this new political style, conventions and parameters.
The director of the Institute for Strategic Thinking (SDE), Dr. Birol Akgün, visited together with his delegate the injured Palestinians who have been brought from Gaza and the Azerbaijani soldier brought from Azerbaijan to Turkey by flying ambulance in the Atatürk Hospital for Education and Research (Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi) where they are currently receiving their medical treatment.