Conference on Peace Operations: The past and the future

Where and when

12-13 November 2007, Ankara, Turkey


CESS and Bilkent University (Ankara) organized on the 12th and 13th of November 2007 a conference on Peace Support Operations. The organizers of the conference aimed to address new challenges to Peace Support Operations. Distinguished academics, diplomats and the executive branch of government, as well as military officials, were present and shared their experiences. In his key-note speech Lt. Gen. Zorlu, Chief Plans and Policy Division of the Turkish General Staff pointed out that mutual trust and respect between the local people and the peacekeepers is extremely important in any peace support operation. This main lesson has been underscored numerous times during the conference. The participants consider the conference a success. A fruitful and promising cooperation between CESS and Bilkent University has started.


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