U.S. Secretary of Defense in Turkey, meeting on ISIL
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, met Monday with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, to gauge Turkey’s willingness to participate in an American-led coalition against the militant group ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. (Reuters) The Obama administration on Monday began the work of trying to determine exactly what roles the members of its fledgling coalition of countries to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria will play, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel huddled with the leaders of the one country the administration has called “absolutely indispensable” to the fight: Turkey. More coverage from the New York Times here.
TUSIAD Delegation Concludes Washington Visit
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.
Secretary Kerry to travel to Turkey
Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to stop in Turkey during his first overseas trip to Europe and the Middle East. State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said “Secretary Kerry will travel to Ankara, Turkey, where he will meet with Turkish officials to discuss our strategic priorities – from ending the crisis in Syria to promoting regional stability, peace, and security – as well as explore areas to deepen U.S.-Turkey bilateral cooperation, including counterterrorism cooperation.”
TUSIAD Board wraps up Washington visit
The President of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) Umit Boyner led a delegation to Washington for talks on U.S. – Turkey relations on December 4 – 5, 2012.
TUSIAD Delegation in Washington
The President of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) Umit Boyner leads a delegation to Washington for talks on U.S. – Turkey relations.