President Obama invested considerable political capital in Turkey in his first term, cultivating a close relationship with Prime Minister Erdogan and relying on Turkey as a key regional partner. With the turmoil in Syria, continuing instability in Iraq and Southeastern Turkey, and the crisis in the Eurozone, the Turkish-American partnership has become a critical bilateral relationship. Meanwhile, Turkey faces the task of designing a new constitution which will redefine political life and the tenets of citizenship. Join our expert panel, including high-profile Turkish journalists and media personalities, for a discussion of these developments and their importance for Turkish democracy and regional stability.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a panel discussion of the challenges and opportunities confronting the U.S.-Turkish relationship at the start of President Obama’s second term, featuring Ambassador Marc Pierini, former EU representative in Turkey, and three leading Turkish journalists.