Professor Clarita R. Carlos, a renowned political science professor of the University of the Philippines, and former President of the National Defense College of the Philippines, discussed the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the International Strategic Research Organization (Uluslararası Stratejik Araştırmalar Kurumu or USAK) on October 14, 2015 in Ankara.
A high-level audience consisting of officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and diplomatic missions in Ankara welcomed Prof. Carlos who discussed and updated the audience with the ongoing peace process in Mindanao and segued this to Philippines-Turkey bilateral relations and the role of Turkey in the Mindanao peace process.
Following the brief presentation on the subject matter, the Prof. Carlos addressed questions raised by the audience on the topics she presented including issues on maritime territorial dispute with China.
Prior to the lecture, Prof. Carlos had a tête-à-tête with Prof. Selçuk Çolakoglu, Vice Chairman of USAK. Also present during the tête-à-tête were Ambassador Brendan Ward of Ireland and Dr. Colin Dürkop of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Turkey.
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