The Diplomacy Academy entitled “Macedonia Meets Turkey” organized by International Balkan University was launched with its first activity, a session with the Turkish Agency for Cooperation and Coordination (TIKA) on Monday, 5th March 2018. A group of eleven students who were registered as participants in the Academy had the opportunity to visit TIKA Offices in Skopje, get to know with their staff and listen to a presentation by the Coordinator of TIKA Skopje Office, Mr. Aytekin Ayden on the topic “Turkey’s Public Diplomacy and Soft Power”. Mr. Ayden addressed the aspects of Turkey’s public diplomacy all over the world through the establishment of TIKA, TIKA’s activities in the Balkan region and particularly in Macedonia, the role of public diplomacy and soft power in the relations between Turkey and Macedonia, etc.
The Academy will continue with two more sessions, one with the Ambassador of Turkey to Skopje, H.E. Mrs. Tülin Erkal Kara, and the other one with the Anadoly Agency Skopje Office and a presentation by the Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Adnan Idriz.