“South of Russia in the context of Russian-Turkish relations”

The leadership of the “International Fund Apsny”, the President Mr. Soner Gogua and Vice-President Mr. Maxim Gvindzhia, took part in the international scientific and practical session on the subject of the: “South of Russia in the Context of Russian-Turkish Relations”, which was held at SFU (Southern Federal University), in Rostov-on-Don on November 11, 2019

Among the participants in the session, there were also representatives of the scientific community of Russia and Turkey. In particular,:

Tsibenko Veronika - Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Humanitarian Research at SFU (Rostov-on-Don).

Hajiyev Amur Hajibabaevich - Director of the Center for the Study of Modern Turkey.

Chomak Hasret is a professor at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Humanities, Istanbul University of Kent.

AVATKOV Vladimir, Director of the Center for Oriental Studies, International Relations and Public Diplomacy, Senior Researcher Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow).

Aybar Ahmet Sedat - Professor, Head of the Department of Economics and Finance of Istanbul Aydin University (Istanbul, Turkish Republic).

Igor Kryuchkov - Head of the Department of Foreign History, Political Science and International Relations of the Humanitarian Institute of the North Caucasus Federal University (SKFU) (Stavropol).

Natalya Evchenko - professor at the Higher School of Business at the Southern Federal University, expert at the Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation (Rostov-on-Don).

Mamichev Evgeny Evgenievich - Director of the Azov Museum-Reserve (Azov).

Trapsh Nikolai Aleksandrovich - Director of the State Archive of the Rostov Region (Rostov-on-Don).

The South of Russia is playing strategic role in the development of Russian-Turkish relations in the humanitarian sphere.

The leading academic venue of the South of Russia is Southern Federal University (SFU), which, together with Russian and foreign scientific and expert centers, will organize discussions on topics of relevance to the macroregion.

During the discussion, the participants discussed a wide range of issues, in particular: - The historical experience of contacts between the South of Russia and Turkey; - Features and prospects of Russian-Turkish cooperation in the south of Russia; - The potential of the "human dimension" in the south of Russia to strengthen Russian-Turkish relations; - The possibility of developing a model of macro-regional cooperation with Turkey on the example of the South of Russia.

In their speech, representatives of our foundation expressed an opinion on the benefits of Abkhazia’s participation in the development of relations between Turkey and the South of Russia. In such projects, Abkhazia can act as a partner and as a bridge, not only between economies, but also people. Such cooperation is very important, as it brings together unifying qualities. Turkey, which has a large Abkhazian and Caucasian diaspora, is much closer than it seems. The development of relations should be the basis for maintaining long-term stability in the region.

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