11. Uluslararası ADAM Konferansı



May 16-17, 2014

Podgorica, Montenegro


Ankara Centre for Thought and Research (ACTOR-ADAM) is a non-profit organization and began its activities as a civil society initiative in 2006. It was established by a group of academicians in Ankara, with the aim of improving the quality of human capital and human resources of the society as well as supporting social and cultural activities for young generations. ADAM organizes training activities and research projects to achieve these targets. In this context, ADAM began organizing annual international conference series in 2008. Previously, ADAM International Conferences were held in Sarajevo-Bosnia and Herzegovina (2008), Damascus-Syria (2009), Baku-Azerbaijan (2010), Skopje-Macedonia & Pristina-Kosovo (2011), Accra-Ghana (2012), Simferopol-Ukraine (2012), Plovdiv-Bulgaria (2012), Zanzibar-Tanzania (2013).


ADAM organizes its Eleventh International Conference in Podgorica, Montenegro in cooperation with İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University and University Donja Gorica. Participants and speakers from the host university as well as from various universities of Turkey, Bosnia and Macedonia will present papers and contribute to the discussions. The theme of the conference is "Turkish and Balkan Relations: Past, Present and Future.” The presentations will be given in English. Following the conference, selected papers will be published in an edited book by ADAM.


Science Board:


Dr. Mehmet Bulut, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Dr. Veselin Vukotic, University of Donja Gorica

Dr. Metin Toprak, International University of Sarajevo

Dr. Maja Drakic Grgur, University of Donja Gorica

Dr. Ibrahim G. Yumusak, Istanbul Medeniyet University

Dr. Recep Senturk, Fatih Sultan Mehmet University

Dr. Kadir Canatan, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Dr. Mehmet Can, International University of Sarajevo

Dr. Sanja Ivanovic, University of Donja Gorica

Dr. Mevludin Ibish, International Balkan University

Dr. Bulent Ari, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Dr. Olivera Injac, University of Donja Gorica

Dr. Bilal Sambur, Yildirim Beyazit University

Dr. Mehmet Emin Koktas, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University


Organization Committee:


Dr. Recai Aydin, International University of Saraje

Dr. Mustafa Cakir, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

Dr. Ibrahim Dursun, Turkish National Police Academy

Mr. Cem Korkut, Yildirim Beyazit University

Mr. Bora Altay, Yildirim Beyazit University





May 16, 2014 Friday


08:30 Opening Session:


v  Welcoming address by Dr. Veselin Vukotic, Rector, UDG

v  Welcoming address by Dr. Mehmet Bulut, Rector, IZU

9:00 – 10:30 Presentation Session-I (Chair: Dr. Metin Toprak)


  • Dr. Olivera Injac: “Development and improvements of bilateral relations between Turkey and Montenegro since 2006”
  • Dr. Mevludin Ibish: “Understanding the political and social role of Turkey in the Balkans with specific reference to Macedonia”
  • Dr. Mehmedin Tahirovic: “Relations between Turkey and Balkan states in function of improvement of regional peace and stability”
  • Dr. Senol Duman: “Economic Integration and the Peace in the Balkans”
  • Dr. Petar Ivanovic: “Strengthening cooperation between Turkey and Montenegro with special attention to economic sphere”


10:45 – 12:15 Presentation Session-II (Chair: Dr. Hasan Korkut)


  • Dr. Milica Dakovic : “Investment opportunities in a context of new energetic paragidm (Montenegro and Western Balkans)”
  • Dr. Mustafa Cakir: “Economic Relations between Turkey and the Balkans ”
  • Dr. Vojin Galubovic & Jadranka Kaluderovic & Milika Mirkovic: "Synchronization of business cycles in Montenegro and Turkey"
  • Dr. Recai Aydin & Leman Erdal: “Energy Corridors to Balkans through Turkey”
  • Dr. Nikola Perovic: “SWOT analysis of methods of business connections between Montenegro and Turkey”


12:30 Lunch Break


14:30 - 16:00 Presentation Session-III (Chair: Dr. Fuat Gurcan)


  • Dr. Sandra Skataric: “Montenegrins working in Constatinople (economic and social aspects)”
  • Ahmed Kulanic: “Ideology vs National Interests: Russian and Turkish Foreign Policy in Balkans”
  • Dr. Ivan Jovetic: “The long journey to Europe?”
  • Dr. Kadir Canatan: “Multiculturalism in Europe and the Balkans ”
  • Dr. Boris Ilijanic: “Sustainable protection of cultural property/architectural heritage”
  • Dr. Abdulmuttalip Arpa: “Religion and the Peace in the Balkans”


16:30 - 18:00 Presentation Session-IV (Chair: Dr. Mesut Idriz)

  • Dr. Mehmet Bulut: “Opportunities in Turkey for students from Balkan Countries ”
  • Dr. Zoran Dikanovic: “Integration of capital markets - opportunities and threats”
  • Cem Korkut & Bora Altay: “Pax Ottomana in Balkan Provinces”
  • Dr. Rahela Pupovic: “Cross-cultural differences in entrepreneurial endeavours”
  • Dr. Baki Can: “Ottoman Heritage in Balkans and its Silent Messages”
  • Dr. Muhamed Ali: “Turkish Educational Activities in the Western Balkans in the Post-Cold War Period”


May 17, 2014 Saturday


09:00 – 12:00      Brainstorming Session (Session Moderoters:


Dr. Mehmet Bulut & Dr. Veselin Vukotic)

Discussants: All Participants of the conference incloding

Dr. Ibrahim Dursun, Maja Drakic Grgur, Dr. Olivera Injac,

Dr. Metin Toprak, Dr. Sanja Ivanovic, Emir Hadzikadunic,

Halil Ibrahim Basaran, Dr. Abdullah Develi

12:00 – 12:30      Concluding Remarks by Moderators and End of the program