AECR- Conservatives and Reformists Summit, Antalya, Turkey from 17th-20th March 2016
AECR-Conservatives & Reformists Summit
AECR-Conservatives & Reformists Summit was held at the Rixos Hotel in Antalya, Turkey from 17th-20th March 2016, under the patronage of Rt Hon Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and President of the Conservatives and Reformists Initiative. Other keynote speakers will include Dr. Syed Kamall MEP, Chairman of the ECR Group, Tuğrul Türkeş, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Tobias Ellwood MP, UK Minister at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Professor Guy Sorman, economist, and founder of Action against Hunger, as well as many others politicians and scholars.
This conference was focused on the challenges faced by Turkey, a NATO ally, and stressed the importance of maintaining civil liberties and an open society. The conference also discussed the tragedy in Syria and the consequent migration crisis. Dr. Khouloud AlKhatib, President of LOUDER, discussed NATO, Turkey, the frontline state, and assured on the need to reconsider strategies that have been presented till this moment, in which military actions and reactions have never been the solution. Dr. Khatib assured on the need for a soft power strategy that counters all the challenges and calls the European Union reform the way it works and takes a leadership role in the MENA region not only an adaptability policy.