Ankara, October 14th 2009 – On October 13th the Austrian Embassy in Ankara, in cooperation with the Turkish Foreign Policy Institute, hosted a high-calibre panel discussion on the latest developments in the Black Sea region and in the Caucasus. The introductory statement was made by Oktay Tanrisever, Associate Professor at Middle East Technological University. The participants included some thirty ambassadors and diplomats as well as numerous Turkish scholars. In view of the great importance of the Black Sea region for Austria’s foreign policy, the Austrian Embassy put itself forward as a venue for the regular discussion rounds held by the Turkish Foreign Policy Institute immediately after the signing of the Turkish-Armenian protocols.
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