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III. Black Sea International Symposium

Category: Karadeniz Uluslararası Sempozyumları


After the 1st Black Sea International Symposium which links between Turkey and Russia, two big littoral states of Black Sea, was held on March 2008, 2nd Black Sea International Symposium with the motto of “Black Sea Neighborhood” which brought close together the chosen researchers and academicians from all the Black Sea littoral countries was held on April, 2009.


3rd Black Sea International Symposium with the motto of “Black Sea Beneficiaries” which was held on 4th - 5th of August 2010; diplomats, academicians and researchers from the Black Sea littoral countries, the neighboring regions of the Black Sea and the other regions of the world those have relation to the region were attended.


3rd Black Sea International Symposium “Black Sea Beneficiaries” was held because of the fact that it has seen vital in order to understand that Black Sea region is “the heart of Eurasia” and it is very important to start from this region to search for both regional and global peace. Totally thirty-four participants from USA, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, Ukraine and Turkey made presentations in this organization. 


The issues, discussed in the symposium which included six sessions and an evaluation-closing session, intensified under the title of the policies of international actors, East Black Sea Basin, Security of the Black Sea, history, economy, energy, bilateral relations and different types of problems in the wider black sea region.




Sergey KONOPLYOV, the director of Harvard University Black Sea Security Program, Asst. Prof. Dr. Yalçın SARIKAYA, the director of BLACKSCR, Prof. Dr. Girgory PEREPELITSA, member of Ukraine Diplomatic Academy, Res. Asst. Göktürk TÜYSÜZOĞLU, member of BLACKCSR, and Günnur Tuba TÜRKSAVAŞ, researcher, presented in the first session of the symposium entitled with Black Sea Policies of International Actors – I.



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tatiana ROMANOVA, member of St. Petersburg University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ertan EFEGİL, member of Sakarya University, Asst. Prof. Dr. Neziha MUSAOĞLU, member of Trakya University, Asst. Prof. Dr. Meşkure YILMAZ, member of Gazi University, Lect. Serdar KESGİN, member of BLACKCSR, and Lect. Fatma ÇOBAN, member of BLACKCSR, presented in the second session of the symposium entitled with Black Sea Policies of International Actors – II.


Vahtang KOLBAIA, old member of parliament of Georgia, Prof. Dr. Zurab DAVIDASVILI, member of Tbilisi State University, Asst. Prof. Dr. Gökhan ÖZKAN, member of Yalova University, Dr. Hatem CABBARLI, Analitic Information Section of the parliament of Azerbaijan, Badri NACHKEBIA, MIR TV-Radio Company of Georgia, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Houman SADRI, member of Central Florida University, presented in the third session of the symposium entitled with Eastern Black Sea Basin.




Lect. Burak TANGÖR, member of TODAIE of Turkey, Res. Asst. Polat KIZILDAĞ, member of BLACKCSR, Anastasia STELMAKH, Erasmus program student in the METU, Res. Asst. Tolga ÇİKRIKÇİ, member of Giresun University, Res. Asst. Göknil ERBAŞ, member of Kocaeli University, presented in the fourth session of the symposium entitled with Security of the Black Sea.




Assoc. Prof. Dr. İbrahim TELLİOĞLU, member of Ondokuz Mayıs University, Asst. Prof. Dr. Murat FİDAN, member of Kilis 7 Aralık University, Asst. Prof. Dr. Şerif DEMİR, Siirt University, and Dr. Elnur Hasan MIKAIL, the director of TURANSAM, Turkey, presented in the fifth session of the symposium entitled with Black Sea, Economy, History.




 Asst. Prof. Dr. Abbas KARAAGAÇLI, member of Giresun University, Dr. Araz ASLANLI, the director of QAFSAM, Azerbaijan, Dr. Alexander RUSTSKY, the director of SCIRS, Georgia, Aylin Briggitte YILDIRIM, postgraduate student of Harvard University, and Res. Asst. Arda ÖZKAN, member of Giresun University, presented in the last session of the symposium entitled with Different Types of Problems in the Wider Black Sea.


The notion of “Giresun Initiative” has emerged in the 3rd Black Sea International Symposium which is based upon enduring dialogue between conflicting parties of the region, giving importance to share the scientific / scholarly grounds for bilateral points for political debate and finally, priority of the Black Sea littoral countries in the regional affairs.