The Next Phase of the U.S.-Turkey Strategic Partnership

The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution, in partnership with the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) will host an event exploring the next phase in the U.S. – Turkey Strategic Partnership on December 4, 2012 in Washington.

For decades

the United States and Turkey have benefited from a dynamic, multifaceted relationship. President Barack Obama highlighted the importance of this partnership when he traveled to Turkey on his first trip overseas in 2009. Since then, however, the Middle East has undergone a profound transformation, Turkish-Israeli relations have deteriorated, Europe has stagnated under a financial crisis, and the situations in Syria and Iran have become increasingly volatile. Each of these developments has posed challenges for the relationship and raised questions about whether U.S. and Turkish strategic priorities may be diverging.

On December 4, the Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) at Brookings will host a discussion exploring U.S.-Turkish relations during President Obama’s second term. Panelists include: Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Ömer Taşpınar; Kemal Kirişci of Boğaziçi University; and Soli Özel of Kadir Has University. Brookings Managing Director William Antholis and Ümit Boyner,

chair of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), will provide introductory remarks. CUSE Director and Senior Fellow Fiona Hill will moderate the discussion.

After the program, panelists will take audience questions.


William J. Antholis
Managing Director, The Brookings Institution

Ümit Boyner
Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD)


Fiona Hill, moderator
Center on the United States and Europe

Kemal Kirişci
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul

Soli Özel
Kadir Has University, Istanbul

Ömer Taşpınar
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Center on the United States and Europe, Foreign Policy

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