Association of European Schools of Planning would like to thank Middle East Technical Univerisity in Ankara and express our gratitude for the organization of the AESOP Silver Jubilee Congress (11th – 15th July). The team from Ankara has shown tremendous dedication to the task and remarkable reliability. The event has been handled very smoothly, and we have had no signs of anyone being less than happy with the week we spent in Ankara. We consider the cooperation with METU very successful and pleasurable.

We wish to especially thank Prof. Dr. Ela Bablik-Sutcliffe, Prof.Dr  Melih Ersoy, Prof.Dr.  Murat Balamirfor their contribution to the success of our Silver Jubilee Congress. We know very well that it requires the work of a team to organize such an event, and the role played by each member of the team is important. We are deeply indebted to all who contributed to the sucess of the event. Our special word of gratitude goes to the students helping during the Congress.

The AESOP community is greatly indebted to the members of the METU for enabling us to reunite in the place that will remian for long in our memory. The event has been a great joy and pleasure to all of us, and has been so largely thanks to your work and hospitability, for which we remain grateful.