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The Future of U.S.-Turkish Relations: Cooperation or Frustration?


WHEN: Monday, December 5, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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Change may be in the future for U.S.-Turkey relations. Members of the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump have expressed both admiration for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and deep suspicion toward his brand of Islamist politics. Whether the new administration goes all in on Turkey or abandons it, this decision will have profound implications for the fight against ISIS, the outcome of the Syrian civil war, and Turkey’s domestic stability.

At this crucial juncture, the Bipartisan Policy Center released a new report detailing recommendations for the next administration and hosted a discussion of the future of the U.S.-Turkey relationship.

Read the Report
Beyond the Myth of Partnership: Rethinking U.S. Policy Toward Turkey

Panel discussion with:

Gen. Charles Wald (Ret.)
Former Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command
Co-Chair, BPC’s National Security Program

Eric Edelman
Former U.S. Ambassador to Finland and Turkey
Co-Chair, BPC’s Turkey Initiative

Amberin Zaman
Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Columnist, Al-Monitor

Moderated by:

Eli Lake
Columnist, Bloomberg View