Conference ”Research regarding the relationships between Romania and Turkey between 1878 and 2018”

25 september 2018



10.30 – 11.15: INAUGURAL SESSION

Professor Emil CONSTANTINESCU, PhD, President of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization

Professor Ioan–Aurel POP, PhD, Rector of the "Babeş–Bolyai" University, Cluj–Napoca, President of the Romanian Academy

His Excellency Osman Koray ERTAȘ, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Romania.

Mrs. Yasemin MELEZ BİÇER, co-ordinator of TIKA, Bucharest

Signing ceremony of the Collaborative Framework Protocol between the Institute for Advanced Studies in Levant Culture and Civilization and the Institute of Turkology at the Babeş–Bolyai University, Cluj–Napoca

Dean of Romanian Turkology, Mustafa A. MEHMED (in collaboration with Scientific Researcher Nagy PIENARU, PhD, from the "Nicolae Iorga" Institute of History at the Romanian Academy in Bucharest), 140 years of Romanian–Turkish diplomatic relations (Main Phases)

11.15 – 11.30: Coffee break

11.30 – 13.00: SECOND SESSION


Associated Lecturer Valentin NAUMESCU, PhD, "Babeş – Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca


Professor Sorin-Liviu DAMEAN, PhD, University of Craiova: Trandafir G. Djuvara – Plenipotentiary Minister to Constantinople (1896 – 1900)

Associated Lecturer Adrian-Bogdan CEOBANU, PhD, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iaşi: Policy, Diplomacy and Economy. The Visits of the Romanian Ministers of Foreign Affairs to Constantinople (the end of the 19th – beginning of 20th centuries)

Associated Lecturer Mihai GHIȚULESCU, PhD, University of Craiova: Modernizing the Political System in Romania and in the Ottoman Empire (1908 – 1919)

Dan Prodan, PhD, Botoşani: The 10th Anniversary of the Republic of Turkey and the Participation of the Muslim Delegation from Romania (1933)

Reserve General Mihail IONESCU, PhD, Professor at the Institute for Political Defence Studies and Military History in Bucharest: Political Compatibilities and Strategic Servitudes: The Case of the Romanian-Turkish Military Convention of 1934

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.45: THIRD SESSION


Professor Călin Felezeu, PhD, "Babeş–Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca


Associated Lecturer Marian ZIDARU, PhD, "Andrei Șaguna" University, Constanța: SOE in the Balkans during the World War II. The Case of Salvet Lütfi Tozan alias Pant

Melek FETISLEAM, PhD, Constanța: The Fruitful Collaboration between the Ambassador of Turkey in Bucharest, Hamdullah Suphi Tanrıöver, and the leader of the Tatar National Movement in Romania, Müstecib Hacı Fazıl

Melike ROMAN, Bucharest: A book about Nicolae Titulescu edited in Turkey

Claudiu-Victor TURCITU, PhD, National Archives of Romania: Ottoman-Turkish Documents in the National Archives of Romania

Professor Virgiliu-Leon ȚÂRĂU, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: Spies and Diplomats from a War to Another: Relations between Romania and Turkey at the End of the Second World War

Professor Tasin GEMIL, PhD, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: Collaboration and Friendship Relations between Romania and Turkey

Professor Liviu ȚÂRĂU, PhD, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: iuliu Maniu and Constantin I.C. Brătianu commemorated in Istanbul (1956, January)

15.45 – 16.00: Coffee break

16.00 – 18.00: FOURTH SESSION


Professor Sorin Liviu DAMEAN, PhD, University of Craiova

Speakers: Professor Călin FELEZEU, PhD, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: The Evolution of Bilateral Relations between Romania and Turkey in the Post-December 1989 Period

Associated Lecturer Valentin NAUMESCU, PhD, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: Post-Kemalist turkey and the New Strategic Relations at the West – Middle East Confluence. NATO in the Black Sea Region and the Implications for Romania

Margareta ASLAN, PhD, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: Cultural Diplomacy between Romania and Turkey (1990 – 2018)

Güven GÜNGÖR, PhD c. at the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest: The Evolution of Economic Ties between Romania and Turkey in the Last Decade

Adina FODOR, PhD, "Babeş-Bolyai" University, Cluj-Napoca: Establishing and Developing the Relationships between the "Babeş-Bolyai" University and Universities in the Turkic World (2009 – 2018)

18.00 – 19.00: Debates and discussions on the presented communications

19.30 – 22.00: Festive Dinner (Invitation only)

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