Since 1998, the Washington Representative Office has been working
to further develop and deepen the U.S. – Turkey relationship by strengthening mutual interaction.
Under the leadership of the first Washington Representative, Abdullah Akyuz, TUSIAD-U.S. has become a trusted source of information on Turkish-American relations. Since its inception, the Washington Representative Office has formed partnerships with U.S. think tanks and non-governmental organizations, organized and sponsored numerous conferences, and has maintained regular contact with the U.S. Administration and Congress – all in an effort to better the bilateral relationship.
14 years later, TUSIAD-U.S. continues to work for closer political and economic ties between Turkey and the United States.