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.
Panel discussion with:
Gen. Charles Wald (Ret.)
Former Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command
Co-Chair, BPC’s National Security Program
Former U.S. Ambassador to Finland and Turkey
Co-Chair, BPC’s Turkey Initiative
Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Columnist, Bloomberg View