Bilateral Training Programs for Foreign Diplomats

Taking the “Memoranda of Understanding for Cooperation” signed with various countries as basis, Diplomacy Academy organizes bilateral training programs for foreign diplomats. The content of the training programs is decided through mutual consultations taking into consideration the requirements of the country in question.

Basic Diplomacy Training

The aim of this one-week training is to acquaint the guest diplomats with “Turkish History and Culture”, “General Framework of Turkish Foreign Policy” and “Current Issues in International Agenda” and to facilitate experience sharing between young diplomats.

Program Content

General Courses

  • Principles of Turkish Foreign Policy
  • Regional and Global Framework of Turkish Foreign Policy
  • Turkish Economy and Foreign Economic Relations
  • Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution: Theory, Analysis and Features
  • Role of Civil Society in Conflict Resolution
  • Mediation and Turkish Foreign Policy
  • Turkish Politics, Culture and Society
  • Media and Foreign Policy in Turkey
  • Turkish Language and Literature

Specific Courses

  • Bilateral Political and Cultural Relations
  • Bilateral Economic Relations and Turkish Economy
  • Regional and Global Perspective of Relations
  • International Law
  • Protocol

Visits to Institutions

  • Turkish Parliament
  • Yunus Emre Cultural Institute
  • Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency
  • Presidency of Turks Abroad and Related Communities

Cultural Visits

  • Ataturk’s Mausoleum
  • Bosporus Tour
  • Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar

Protocol Training

Diplomacy Academy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs conducts protocol training for newly-recruited officers of the Ministry, foreign diplomats and staff of other Ministries and Public Institutions. Given with both theoretical and practical perspectives, these seminars include courses on general protocol issues, etiquette rules, official ceremonies and visits, representation, precedence, flag protocol, invitations and organization of international meetings