Ankara: Visiting Our Embassy

After the conference was wrapped up, we still had one agenda left: visiting the Indonesian embassy in Ankara. We took a high-speed train from Istanbul, taking around 3 hours while indulging our eyes on the beautiful Turkish countryside.

The high-speed train station in Pendik, Istanbul.

The high-speed train station in Pendik, Istanbul.

The discussion in Ankara was attended by various embassy officials and Indonesian students, not only from Ankara, but from other cities in central Turkey. On behalf of IYD, we also presented a token of appreciation to Mr. Alamsyah, our Counsellor at the embassy.

The discussion covered what we did in the conference, presentation of the communiqué, and what IYD does. The participants were engaging with their questions, particularly on unemployment and peace topics. One of them even promised to join the application for next year's delegation! Our only regret was the engaging discussion stole time from our dinner time, but it was definitely worth it.

Mr. Alamsyah, Counsellor at the Indonesian Embassy to Turkey, in his welcoming remarks.

Mr. Alamsyah, Counsellor at the Indonesian Embassy to Turkey, in his welcoming remarks.

Our mandatory group photo in batik (and udeng!) in Ankara.

Our mandatory group photo in batik (and udeng!) in Ankara.

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The Indonesian delegation to the Y20 Summit 2015 is endorsed by the Sherpa of Indonesia, and sponsored by Tanoto Foundation and Pertamina, with support from the Indonesian Embassy to the Netherlands and Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan.