The reason I went to Turkey was to attend the Central and Eastern European International Studies Association's 8th convention. I presented a paper on Moldova's sovereignty. I was also the panel chair, it was a great experience. There were about 200 people attending the conference from all over the world.
The conference was held at the Kadir Has University, it is a private university and it is really beautiful. All the buildings are new or remodeled. They had a nice atrium inside. I'm glad I got a chance to go!