[Arabia Asia] From Syrians in Turkey to Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar: Humanitarian Efforts in Turkish Foreign Policy to the Middle East and Beyond

31Oct2018

[Arabia Asia] From Syrians in Turkey to Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar: Humanitarian Efforts in Turkish Foreign Policy to the Middle East and Beyond

31Oct

[Arabia Asia] From Syrians in Turkey to Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar: Humanitarian Efforts in Turkish Foreign Policy to the Middle East and Beyond




(This event is organised by MEI’s Arabia Asia Research Cluster, as part of its quarterly public talks series.)

Abstract

Turkey is the number one supplier nation of humanitarian aid. It hosts 3.6 million Syrians who had to flee their country to save their lives as well as close to half a million other foreign nationals seeking security. Moreover, through various government agencies, Turkey provides aid to people stricken by natural disaster, poverty or political turmoil across the globe. The presentation will focus on the foreign policy dimension of Turkish humanitarian aid work as well as provide some examples of the work being conducted for the Syrians in Turkey, the Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar and most recently the assistance provided in Sulawesi.

Event Details
Date & Time

Speaker
Ambassador Murat Lütem
Turkish Embassy in Singapore

Venue
MEI Conference Room, Level 6
Block B, 29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119620

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Attendees
Mahmut Sami Yazici
Muhammad Redzuan Bin Azman
Samantha Amara
Konstantinos Antonopoulos
Florinda Bartoli
Paul Yang
Vivek Ganesh
Vinodhini Jayaseelen
Wen Chieh Ong
Maria Rosaliini Heikkonen
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About the Speaker(s)

His Excellency Ambassador Murat Lütem was born in 1969 in Ankara. He began his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993. He was appointed to the Embassies of Bonn (1996 – 1999), Baku (1999 – 2001), Washington (2003 – 2007) and served as the Boston Consul General (2010 – 2013). Ambassador Lütem, who served twice in the Office of the President of Turkey during his appointments in Ankara was the Advisor to the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs during his last appointment in Ankara (2013 – 2016). In November 2016 he was appointed to Singapore.

Ambassador Lütem graduated from Middle East Technical University, Department of International Relations (1993) and was a Fellow of the Weatherhead Center at Harvard University (2010 – 2011). He is married and has two children. He speaks English and German.

 

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