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TUSIAD President on Prime Minister Erdogan’s visit to Washington

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.

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A Statesman’s Forum with H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey

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 visit at The National Interest, here. 

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Don't forget free trade with Turkey

By: Kemal Kirisci / The National Interest Last month, both the U.S. and the European Union (EU) took important internal steps to prepare the ground work for negotiations to establish the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. TTIP would create the largest integrated market in the world, bringing together half of the world’s GDP and 30 percent of world trade. If it went beyond eliminating already low-level tariffs and succeeded in aligning regulatory standards on both sides of the Atlantic, it also could generate more than 3 percent GDP growth. Beyond bilateral effects, TTIP could also spill over to global-trading trends and serve as a tool for strengthening the Western economic order. But in its current form TTIP would leave Turkey, currently the sixteenth-largest economy in the world, and a long-standing transatlantic ally, out in the cold. 

Kemal Kirişci named TÜSİAD Senior Fellow at Brookings

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).

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

  On December 4, The Brookings Institution hosted a discussion exploring U.S.-Turkish relations during President Obama’s second term.