The 2nd Antalya Diplomacy Forum was held on 11-13 March 2022, hosted by our Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and under the auspices of our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, with the theme of “Recoding Diplomacy”.
In addition to leaders, politicians, intellectuals, academicians and business people, 400 students took part in the Antalya Diplomacy Forum, which offers the opportunity to exchange ideas not only in Turkish diplomacy, but also in regional and world diplomacy. 15 students who participated in the “Youth Diplomacy Academy” and “Diplomacy Ambassadors Coffee” project organized by the Divan Research and Education Association, as well as the “Erzurum Diplomacy Academy” and “Mardin Diplomacy Academy”, participated in the Antalya Diplomacy Forum.
While the Antalya Diplomacy Forum was held with the motto of “Think Together, Act Together”, participants from 75 countries, including 17 Heads of State and Heads of Government, 80 Ministers, 39 International Organization representatives, came together at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum.
Diplomatic studies were carried out covering many regions from Europe to Africa, from the Balkans to the Caucasus. At the Antalya Diplomacy Forum, panels were held in which the agenda was discussed in a multidimensional way with comprehensive topics from artificial intelligence to the fight against terrorism, from climate change to disinformation. In addition to the extensive panels, the Forum became a platform where the participating countries met both with their Turkish counterparts and with each other, where relations between countries were discussed and new cooperation opportunities were created.
Students who continue their studies at Divan Research and Education Association academies also had the opportunity to meet and consult with many leaders and diplomats at the Antalya Diplomacy Forum. Students informed the leaders and diplomats participating in the Antalya Diplomacy Forum about the workshops held under the academies on many fields and regions such as humanitarian diplomacy, the Balkans, volunteering, Africa, humanitarian diplomacy, and the Middle East.
Antalya Diplomacy Forum stood out among other international organizations with which it can be compared with its peace-building and preservation function. As stated by many participants, openly expressing criticism and opinions, and discussing the facts with global representatives at the panels, were the distinguishing features of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum. With the Antalya Diplomacy Forum, Türkiye-based diplomacy traffic took place as a reflection of “Türkiye’s Enterprising And Humanitarian Foreign Policy”.