A TUSIAD delegation led by the President of the Board of Directors Muharrem Yilmaz concluded three days of talks with U.S. officials and opinion leaders in Washington. The TUSIAD delegation had an opportunity to exchange views on U.S. – Turkey economic and political relations and recent developments in Turkey and the region.
The TUSIAD Board of Directors and nearly 50 TUSIAD members marked the 15th anniversary of the Washington Representative Office on October 10 – 11. The establishment of a representative office in Washington 15 years ago reflects the Turkish business world’s appreciation of the importance of the bilateral relationship and has demonstrated the recognition of the potential for greater economic and political ties between Turkey and the United States.
Above: President Obama holds a press conference with Prime Minister Erdogan. To read the transcript, click here. TUSIAD President Muharrem Yilmaz made the following statement regarding Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Washington, DC.
On May 17, the Center on the U.S. and Europe at Brookings hosted a Stateman’s Forum with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. In his remarks, Mr. Erdoğan reflected on three terms of Justice and Development Party (AK Party) leadership during a period of rapid evolution for Turkey and its role in the world. Brookings President Strobe Talbott introduced Mr. Erdoğan. At the conclusion of the Prime Minister’s remarks, Brookings TUSIAD Senior Fellow Kemal Kirişci moderated a discussion. You can find Kirişci’s comments ahead of Erdoğan’s…
Kemal Kirişci, an expert on Turkish foreign policy and migration studies, is joining the Brookings Institution in January 2013 as the inaugural TÜSİAD senior fellow and director of the Turkey project, Brookings President Strobe Talbott announced today. Kirişci will serve within Brookings’s Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE).