The consequences of Turkey’s July 15 coup attempt will continue to complicate U.S.-Turkish relations for the foreseeable future. Already there has been conflict over U.S. access to a Turkish airbase vital to the war against ISIS and the extradition of reclusive Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen, currently residing in the United States. Understanding what happened in Turkey before, during, and after the dramatic events of last month is crucial for maintaining a functioning relationship with Turkey, and, by extension, coordinating U.S. policy in Syria and the broader Middle East.
BPC national security experts hosted a discussion on the most recent developments in Turkey, including the fallout from the coup, Vice President Joe Biden’s visit, the recent Turkish incursion into Syria, and the role for U.S. policymakers going forward.
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Director, National Security, BPC
Senior Policy Analyst, National Security, BPC