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2012 Country Reports on Terrorism: Turkey

The U.S. Department of State submitted the “Country Reports on Terrorism 2012” to the Congress on May 30, 2013. According to the State Department press release, the most noteworthy counterterrorism developments of 2012 were: a marked resurgence of Iran’s state sponsorship of terrorism; weakening of al-Qa’ida (AQ) core in Pakistan; growing independence of AQ affiliates due to leadership losses; increasingly decentralized and geographically dispersed terrorist threat; heavy concentration of terrorist threat in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more

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Op-Ed by President Obama: A Partnership That Delivers

By: President Barack Obama

Turkey and the United States have been partners since shortly after the birth of the modern Turkish Republic. As NATO allies, we have defended our common security for more than six decades. And in the United States we are grateful for the many Turkish-Americans who enrich our national life every day. Read more

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Erdogan back at the White House

By: Bulent Aliriza / CSIS

On May 16 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets President Barack Obama on his first visit to the White House since December 2009. Obama has reserved much of his schedule for the day to his visitor, who has won three successive elections, recently celebrated a decade as prime minister and is brimming with self-confidence. Read more

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Background Briefing: En Route to Turkey

Below is the State Department transcript for the background briefing of Secretary Kerry’s trip to Turkey. Read more

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GMF's "On Turkey" series features two new briefs

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) releases new analyses by Prof. Bülent Aras on

U.S.-Turkey relations during the new Obama administration, and by Amberin Zaman on the murder of three female activists from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Paris. Read more