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President Obama speaks with Prime Minister Erdogan

President Obama spoke with Prime Minister Erdogan over the phone late on 19 February. The two discussed a variety of regional issues as well as the importance of Turkey’s domestic stability. The following is the full readout of the call as released by the White House:

President Obama spoke by phone today with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey on a range of bilateral and regional issues.  Read more

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White House welcomes Deputy Prime Minister Arinc’s apology to protestors

White House Spokesperson Jay Carney reiterated importance of Turkey for the U.S., welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc’s more conciliatory tone, and once again, urged all parties to refrain from violence on a press briefing on June 4. Read the full excerpt below:  Read more

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White House calls for an investigation of excessive use of violence in Turkey protests

White House Spokesperson Jay Carney answered questions in regards to the ongoing protests in Turkey on June 3. Carney reiterated the full support of the United States for full freedom of express and assembly, including right to peaceful protest, expressed that the U.S. Read more

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A New Boost to Transatlantic Ties: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the EU-Turkey Customs Union

By: Eray Akdag / The German Marshall Fund

Eray Akday is the TUSIAD Permanent Ankara Representative. The below article was published by The German Marshall Fund in their “On Turkey” series. You can find the original here

During Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent visit to the United States, the White House declared that “the United States and Turkey decided today to establish a bilateral High Level Committee led by the Ministry of Economy of Turkey and the Office of the U.S. Read more

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Decoding Erdoğan’s visit to Washington

By: Ian Lesser / German Marshall Fund of the US

The visit of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the United States has been animated by the deepening crisis in Syria and its mounting costs for Turkey and the region. Read more