On Friday, 22 March 2012 the Centre was honoured to receive Dr. İsmet Yılmaz, National Defence Minister of Turkey. It was the renewal of a long acquaintance with the Centre’s activities since the time of Dr. Yılmaz’s functions as Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture. During the meeting at the Directorate General at Seyir Köşk, Dr. Halit Eren briefed the Minister on the activities being carried out by the Centre, its different projects and programs. Then he guided the Minister to the other buildings and some of the departments, where he informed him of the collections, the archive and documentation unit, and showed samples of the Centre’s own publications. Minister Yılmaz expressed his appreciation of the steady progress achieved by the Centre over the years and wished Dr. Eren continual success.