The 13th Wise Men Board Meeting Was Successfully Held

Board of Wise Men
03 February 2012
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On January 26th 2012, the 13th Wise Men Board Meeting was held at the Wise Men Center for Strategic Studies (BILGESAM). Wise Men Board members put their own remarks about the report entitled “Illegal Immigration and Its Repercussions on Turkey” prepared by Emine Akçadağ, one of the specialists at the Security Research Department of BILGESAM.


The meeting was held under the presidency of Ret. Full Admiral Salim Dervişoğlu and with the participation of the Wise Men Board members, namely being: former Minister/Governor Kutlu Aktaş, Prof. Dr. Sami Selçuk, Ret. Full General Necdet Timur, Ret. Full General Oktar Ataman, Ret. Vice Admiral Sabahattin Ergin, Ret. Ambassador Sönmez Köksal, Ret. Ambassador Özdem Sanberk, Ret. Ambassador Güner Öztek, Prof. Dr. İlter Turan, Prof. Dr. Nur Vergin, Prof. Dr. Çelik Kurtoğlu. Also among the participants were the Executive Board members of BILGESAM (Prof. Dr. Oktay Alnıak, Prof. Dr. Hasret Çomak and BILGESAM President Assoc. Prof. Atilla Sandıklı). The other participants were the Communication Coordinator Feride Sandıklı and BILGESAM specialists Hasan Öztürk, Ali Semin, Emine Akçadağ, Aslıhan P. Turan, and Bilgehan Emeklier. 


The meeting commenced with the speech of Ret. Full Admiral Salim Dervişoğlu. It proceeded with the presentation of Hasan Öztürk on BILGESAM activities that have been performed since the previous Wise Men Board Meeting. Afterwards, Emine Akçadağ presented the report named “Illegal Immigration and Its Repercussions on Turkey”. Wise Men Board members put their own remarks about the report and decided what changes and additions should be made to the report. The topic and the scope of the next meeting was also decided and eventually the meeting came to an and with a round of thanks to the participants.

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