23rd International Junior Diplomats Training Program, organized in Turkey on 1-23 April 2017 with the participation of 62 young diplomats from different countries, started with the opening remarks by Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Ahmet YILDIZ on 3 April 2017. Ministry officials, lecturers in the program and representatives from the Embassies of the participants also attended the opening ceremony.
During the first two weeks of the program which took place in Ankara, guest diplomats attended several seminars and conferences on “Turkish Foreign Policy”, “Turkish History and Culture”, “Bilateral Relations with Different Regions” and “Turkey’s Economy and Government” as well as the skill building classes such as negotiation techniques, conflict resolution, management and leadership and public speaking, given by officials from the Ministry as well as the academics from the leading universities of Turkey. Moreover, the guest diplomats had the opportunity to learn about Turkish culture, art and literature during the program.
During the second part of the program, allocated for historical and cultural activities, the guest diplomats visited historical and cultural hotspots in Ankara, Konya, Nevşehir, Antalya and Istanbul.