The Perspectives of Turkey in the Middle East

Turkey operates in a unique space between Europe and the Middle East and has dramatically expanded its reach in recent years throughout the Mediterranean and beyond. Understanding how Turkey is changing itself and its region is critical to U.S. foreign policy, particularly as political upheaval continues to unfold across the Middle East and North Africa.

Please join the Center for American Progress and the TESEV Institute as we host a presentation and discussion of The Perspectives of Turkey in the Middle East, a new study by the TESEV Institute on perceptions of Turkey by its Middle East neighbors on democracy, Iran, and Turkey’s role and influence in the region. We will discuss the implications of these findings for U.S.-Turkey relations.

Introductory remarks:
The Hon. Morton Abramowitz, Senior Fellow, Century Foundation, and U.S. ambassador to Turkey from 1989 to 1991

Sabiha Senyücel Gündo─čar, Director, TESEV Foreign Policy Program
Dr. Mensur Akgün, Director, Global Political Trends Center, and Advisor, TESEV Foreign Policy Program
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


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