Turkey in NATO: 70th Anniversary of Alliance and Partnership Event

  • Date : 17/02/2022
  • Time : 16:00 : 18:00
  • Venue : Seta Brussels
  • End  : 17/02/2022
  • Address : Avenue des Arts 27, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

RSVPs & FOR DETAILED INFORMATION : Furkan Kavukçu - fkavukcu@setav.org - 0484512072

  • Moderator : Talha Köse, SETA Brussels Coordinator
  • Speakers : 

    Opening Remarks

    Prof. Burhanettin Duran the Coordinator General of the SETA Foundation

    MEP Ryszard Czarnecki, Chair of the EU-Turkey Friendship Group in the European Parliament

    Keynote Speech

    Ambassador İbrahim Kalın, the Spokesperson of the Turkish Presidency (online)


    Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst at European Policy Centre (EPC)

    Prof. Çağrı Erhan, Rector of Altınbaş University and a member of Security and Foreing Policy Council of Turkish Presidency

    Dr. Murat Aslan, Faculty Member at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University and Researcher at SETA Foundation

    Samuel Doveri Vesterbye, Managing Director of European Neighborhood Council

Turkey’s membership protocol to NATO was signed on 17 October 1951 and Turkey became a NATO member as the Law on the accession of Turkey to the North Atlantic Treaty was endorsed on 18 February 1952.  February 18, 2022 marks the 70th anniversary of Turkey’s NATO membership.

For seven decades Turkey played a significant role as one of the most important partners of the Transatlantic security and Euro-Atlantic ties. In this regard, NATO has been one of the key pillars of Turkey’s defense and security.  Turkey contributed actively to the transformation of the most successful defense alliance in history. As a reliable member of the NATO, Turkey continues to contribute to crisis management, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and civilian missions of NATO as well.

SETA Foundation, ASBL Brussels, partnering with EU-Turkey Friendship Group would like to commemorate this important day with a small reception and a panel with our friends and experts.

The event will be in hybrid format. There will be a short virtual conference in the beginning and the rest of the panel will proceed physically at SETA, ASBL

You are welcomed to join our hybrid event at SETA, ASBL.

For RSVP, we kindly demand you to contact our Research Assistant Furkan Kavukçu.

For the Program Timeline, please check Turkey in NATO- 70th Anniversary of Alliance and Partnership Timeline document.

Event time: İstanbul & Ankara & Moscow 18:00 | Kiev & Cairo 17:00 | Berlin & Paris & Tunis 16:00 | Tashkent: 20:00 | Kabul: 19:30 | Abu Dhabi & Baku 19:00 | London 15:00 | Washington 10:00 |

You can follow our event on our social media platforms as YoutubeFacebookPeriscopeInstagram . You can also access the event on our website: http://www.setav.org/live/

For RSVP, we kindly demand you to contact our Research Assistant Furkan Kavukçu.