Asia Anew Initiative in Turkish Foreign Policy And Relations With Malaysia
November 2023, Monday

In the 20th century, the focus of Turkey’s foreign policy orientation was the Western world, and non-Western regions such as Asia did not occupy an important place in Turkey’s foreign policy agenda. By the 21st century, Turkey, under the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AK Party), has adopted a multidimensional foreign policy approach aiming to establish strong relations with all actors in the international area.

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KUASIA Visiting Researchers Program 2022-2023
September 2022, Thursday

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KUASIA Visiting Researchers Program 2021-2022
November 2021, Sunday

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KUASIA Visiting Researchers Program 2020-2021
September 2020, Tuesday

Starting with the Fall 2020 semester, KUASIA will admit up to three research affiliates in each academic year. Both current PhD candidates and scholars with a PhD can apply for research affiliation. Research affiliates will be provided with office space and access to library resources at Koç University.

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Co-Director Receives Book Award
September 2020, Monday

KUASIA's Co-Director, Dr. Aiko Takeuchi-Demirci's book, "Contraceptive Diplomacy: Reproductive Politics and Imperial Ambitions in the United States and Japan" has won the 2020 John Whitney Hall Book Prize sponsored by the Association for Asian Studies. 

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Consul-General China Scholarship
September 2020, Sunday

Two of our students, Ozge Usta (Industrial Engineering and Psychology Junior) and Omer Aydin Guner (Economy Junior) were awarded the prestigious Chinese Consul-General's scholarship for their hard work in Mandarin classes. Thank you (Xiexie) and congratulations (gong hsi).

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Consul-General of People’s Republic of China in Istanbul
September 2020, Saturday

Consul-General of People's Republic of China in Istanbul, Honorable Cui Wei visited Koc University on May 14, 2018. He talked about Middle East and Chinese Middle East Policy. The event was held at 5:30 pm at Founders' Hall.

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Third Nask Meeting
September 2020, Friday

Asian students at Koc University got together for the third NASK (Network of Asian Students at Koc) meeting. A diverse cohort of students from India, Singapore, Indonesia, China, and Pakistan planned exciting events for the Spring 2019 term and learned about KUASIA over delicious snacks.

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KUASIA Spring 2019 Events
April 2019, Sunday

KUASIA is arranging three exciting events for the 22nd of April, 2019. -Bollywood Workshop with KUDance at 4 pm at the Student Center (-1 floor) -Sufi night in collaboration with Indian Embassy at 7 pm at SGKM Stay tuned!

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Second NASK Meeting
March 2019, Thursday

The Network of Asian Students at Koc University (NASK) got together for the first time during the 2018-2019 Fall Semester. We welcomed our new students coming from India, China, Singapore, Pakistan.

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Turkish Ambassador to Beijing, H.E. A. Emin Onen, visited KUASIA on June 2018
June 2018, Thursday

Turkish Ambassador to Beijing, H.E. A. Emin Onen, visited KUASIA on June 2018. He met with KU President, Prof. Umran Inan, and scholars working on China. Ambassador Onen underlined historical connections and deep-rooted cultural relations between Asian countries and Türkiye. He further stated that China is one of the major economic powers in the world today and therefore, it would be impossible to comprehend the global dynamics shaping the next decades to come without understanding China. Ambassador also stressed the need for close collaboration among Turkish and Chinese academia in the field of education in terms of exchange of students and scholars. He added that since Türkiye was chosen as the destination country in China in 2018, it would provide a unique opportunity to bring about many similarities between our two countries.

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KUASIA Director’s comments on Turkish refugee policy
May 2018, Saturday

KUASIA Director’s comments on Turkish refugee policy and 3.5 million Syrians under temporary protection living mostly in urban centers in Türkiye

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